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CityNews Winnipeg: Family claims slow ambulance response time contributed to Winnipeg restaurant owner’s death

February 7, 2024 — 

Court records show the accused has an extensive criminal record, which included being convicted with possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace, theft of a motor vehicle, mischief to property under $5,000, impaired driving, and obstructing and resisting a police officer.

Police charged the 38-year-old with manslaughter in connection with Kyriakos’ death.

“It’s easy to understand the first rationale people can have sometimes, particularly when there is a person who is on bail who then goes on to commit another offence,” said Frank Cormier, a sociology and criminology professor at the University of Manitoba.

“But the alternative to that, the only way to ensure that never happens is to lockup every person who has ever been accused of a crime. I don’t think very many people would agree that’s a reasonable way to proceed.”

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