A Dornoch man will spend three-and-a-half more years behind bars in the shooting death and dismemberment of a Southampton man.
25-year-old David Beattie was sentenced by a judge in an Owen Sound court Friday to nine years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and indignity to human remains in the death of 20-year-old Nolan Panchyshyn.
Beattie and his second cousin, 40-year-old Dwayne Hammond, were originally accused of second-degree murder but that was later dropped.
Hammond was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact.
Panchyshyn died on December 13th, 2017 from a gunshot wound to the head after an apparent struggle between he and Beattie while both were under the influence of methamphetamine.
The court heard that Panchyshyn’s body was dismembered in an attempt to hide it from police.
His body was discovered four months later.
Both Beattie and Hammond were given enhanced presentence custody, meaning both were given 1.5 days credit for every day in custody prior to sentencing.