One man dead, another facing a manslaughter charge


One man is dead and another is now facing manslaughter charges. Medicine Hat Police were called to a home in the early morning hours last Sunday to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 44 year old Greg Dyrland. The resulting investigation has led to the arrest of 29 year old James Neil of Medicine Hat, who lived with Dyrland in the residence. Police allege the pair had been drinking and became then started to argue. During the dispute, police allege that the accused assaulted Dyrland causing him to fall down a set of stairs, which resulted in his death. Police say the accused then called 9-1-1. Neil has been is presently remanded in custody and will appear in court August 5th.