Man gets 18 months for re­mains of­fences

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The man con­victed of in­dig­nity to hu­man re­mains for dis­mem­ber­ing and dis­pos­ing of the re­mains of a 25-year-old Indige­nous Cal­gary woman was sen­tenced to 18 months in jail Wed­nes­day.

Joey English’s re­mains were dis­cov­ered in a wooded area of Cres­cent Heights Park in June 2016. Joshua Weise, pleaded guilty to the of­fence of of­fer­ing in­dig­nity to hu­man re­mains back in Novem­ber.

In a court­room full of English fam­ily mem­bers and sup­port­ers, Judge Mike Din­kle read his de­ci­sion in court Thurs­day.

He sen­tenced Weise to 18 months in jail, minus time served.

Weise has seven months re­main­ing in jail, and upon his re­lease he will be un­der house ar­rest for a three-month pe­riod, fol­lowed by an­other three months with a cur­few to be home from 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Din­kle called the of­fence “rarely seen” and said Weise — who’s be­lieved to have dis­mem­bered and dis­posed of Joey’s re­mains af­ter re­turn­ing home to find she’d over­dosed on drugs he’d pro­vided — acted with no re­gard for the vic­tim’s fam­ily.

“This crime was self­ish, sav­age, heinous and con­trary to all civil so­ci­ety,” he said.

Joey’s mother, Stephanie English, told re­porters fol­low­ing the de­ci­sion that she was “some­what OK” with the sen­tenc­ing, and took refuge know­ing he’d be off the streets for awhile longer. She said she took com­fort in Din­kle’s con­dem­na­tion of Weise’s ac­tions and warn­ings not to breach his con­di­tions.

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