A Calgary man accused of dismembering and attempting to dispose of a woman’s body in the community of Crescent Heights last year was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday.
Joshua Weise was sentenced to 18 months — minus credit for time served — meaning he has 207 days left of jail time. He will also be on probation for three years following the completion of his sentence.
The body of Joey English, 25, was discovered in a treed area on the west side of Centre Street N. and Samis Road N.E. on July 8, 2016. Police said a passerby made the grisly discovery while on the way to work.
Weise pleaded guilty to one count of offering an indignity to human remains in the fall of 2016.
Police said English died at a home in the 3900-block of 1 Street N.W. In July, Insp. Don Coleman said while investigators didn’t believe her death was criminal in nature, “the actions taken post-death definitely substantiate criminal activity.”
During sentencing submissions, the Crown asked for Weise to be sentenced to up to two years in prison. The defence had argued Weise should serve no more than a year.
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— With files from Melissa Gilligan
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