First appearance for accused


The man accused of manslaughter in the death of his friend and roommate appeared briefly in Medicine Hat Court. 29 year old James Neil is charged in the death of Greg Dyrland and yesterday appeared for a bail hearing. Police allege that the pair had been drinking and got into an altercation in their home. Dyrland was found at the bottom of some stairs and was pronounced dead by paramedics on July 26th. Neil had his bail hearing adjourned for another week in order to find an attorney through legal aid. He will appear again in Medicine Hat Court on August 12th.