Man charged in Invermere death granted bail

Brian Panebianco has been placed on house arrest in Windermere pending his trial.

The Radium man charged in the April 2012 death of Cory Jarock in Invermere has been released on bail.

Brian Thomas Panebianco, 24, was arrested in July and charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death, robbery, assault causing bodily harm, and breach of undertaking.

He has been in custody in a Fraser Valley prison since his arrest, and on Wednesday, February 6, his defence counsel Greg Sawchuk successfully argued for his release.

Crown counsel Lynall Doerksen outlined the case against Panebianco before Judge Ron Webb, but those details cannot be published until the case comes to trial.

Panebianco was released on a $2,000 recognizance to reside under house arrest with his stepfather in Windermere. He is allowed to leave the property to travel to and from work, to travel to Cranbrook to meet with legal counsel, and for three hours on Saturdays to attend to personal matters. He is not permitted to consume alcohol or non-prescribed drugs, and he cannot have any contact with the witnesses in the case.

Cory Jarock was found deceased on the driveway of a home in the Fort Point neighbourhood of Invermere on April 3, 2012.

Panebianco will next appear in Invermere Provincial Court on March 11, 2013.