Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of mother

McCormick, a Sooke resident, originally charged with second-degree murder

  • Oct. 11, 2016 1:00 p.m.

A Sooke man accused of second-degree murder in the death of his mother two years ago has accepted a plea deal for a lesser charge.

Michael McCormick, 38, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Pamella Dyer,  64, whose remains were found in July 2014.

No other details were released to the court. McCormick will be back in court on Oct. 31 to begin a four-day sentencing hearing.

Dyer’s body was found by a family friend in her French Road home on July 20, 2014.

McCormick was arrested a month later in connection to his mother’s death and charged with second-degree murder.

The RCMP and the B.C. Corner’s Service have not released the cause of Dyer’s death.

There is no minimum sentence for manslaughter. The maximum is life.

 

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