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Southern Alberta man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 death of girlfriend

19-year-old Tanya Campbell-Losier died in hospital Feb. 21, 2016. Obtained by Global News

A surprise guilty plea has been made by a Southern Alberta man accused in the death of his girlfriend just over two years ago.

The week-long trial for Jessie Dyck was expected to start on Monday but was adjourned as lawyers worked on a possible resolution.

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Dyck, 28, was originally charged with aggravated assault in the death of Tanya Campbell-Losier.

She was found severely injured in her Brooks home in February 2016. Campbell-Losier, 19, died in hospital two days later which led to the charge against Dyck being upgraded to manslaughter.

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According to Alberta Justice, Dyck pleaded guilty to that charge on Tuesday.

He was sentenced to 21 months in jail, but was given 45 days credit for pre-trial custody, leaving 19.5 months on his sentence. Dyck will also have to serve three years of probation once his sentence is complete.

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