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Wanted man Dean Commanda ‘deserves to be locked away’ after killing, dismembering friend: victim’s sister

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WATCH ABOVE: The hunt continues for Dean Commanda, convicted of the gruesome killing of his friend, Chad Largy. Nancy Hixt reports on the trauma the victim’s family is reliving, worrying he will reoffend – Aug 25, 2016

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Miranda Fyfe still breaks down in tears when she talks about her brother, Chad Largy. It’s been more than a decade since the 22-year-old was stabbed to death by one of his closest friends, Dean Commanda.

“It never goes away and I think that deep down I’ve never truly dealt with it because of the severity,” Fyfe told Global News Thursday. “It’s one of those things that you don’t really ever get over; you just move on the best you can.

“My mom has been crippled since it happened. She hasn’t been able to work, she has post traumatic stress disorder. It’s been really hard for me to watch her have to go through that.”

Largy’s body was dismembered. Only one of his arms was ever recovered.

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Wednesday’s news that Largy’s killer is on the run from authorities is only adding to the family’s trauma.

READ MORE: Canada-wide warrant issued for Calgary man convicted of gruesome killing, dismembering of best friend

“He deserves to be locked away—away from everybody before he hurts somebody else, because that’s what’s going to happen,” Fyfe said.

“I loathe him…I think that’s the word I used back when we had our first interview. I had to learn that you need to forgive, but you don’t have to forget. I just hope he gets what he deserves.”

Dean Commanda (left) began serving a sentence in February 2007 for the manslaughter death of 22-year-old Chad Largy (right). Obtained by Global News

Commanda had been serving a nine-year-and-six-month sentence that began in February 2007 for the manslaughter death of Largy. He was also convicted of indignity to a dead body and assault with a weapon.

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Commanda has been out on statutory release—a mandatory release after serving two thirds of a sentence. But that release will be revoked once he’s apprehended.

A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Commanda on July 28, 2016, but exactly what he’s accused of doing, Corrections Services Canada (CSC) won’t say.

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Largy’s family just wants Commanda back behind bars. They know firsthand what he’s capable of.

“Killing and dismembering, there’s something to be said for someone who is capable of doing that. I can’t even fathom it,” Fyfe said. “I just hope that they do find him and put him back in prison where he belongs.”

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In July 2014, the Parole Board of Canada noted Commanda was a high risk to reoffend. Documents said he presented an “undue risk to society.”

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He has breached conditions of his stat release in the past and when re-arrested, he confessed to several violent incidents.

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In one case the board told Commanda: “you disclosed a domestic assault against your girlfriend.”

“Your behaviour in the community indicates a significant escalation in your risk,” the board said. “Close monitoring of ongoing and future relationships is deemed necessary to ensure public safety and successful reintegration.”

According to an agreed statement of facts heard in court when Commanda was convicted of manslaughter, he and Largy had been drinking at a downtown bar before meeting at Commanda’s southwest condo.

Court heard Largy was upset Commanda had taken off from the bar with two women, leaving him behind.

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Commanda dismembered Largy’s body and threw the remains into various dumpsters around the city. Largy’s arms were discovered Jan. 20, 2006, just blocks from Commanda’s condo. He had tried to get rid of knives and other evidence by burning them west of the city–setting a U-Haul and his own car on fire.

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He also ripped out the carpet and flooring from his condo, but police were still able to find traces of Largy’s blood inside.

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