Panebianco case held over

Next court appearance regarding Jarock death set for July 15th

A Windermere man charged with criminal negligence, assault and manslaughter in connection with the death of Invermere’s Cory Jarock will make his next appearance in court on Monday, July 15th.

Brian Panebianco was charged after the April 3rd, 2012 death of Jarock. Panebianco was taken into custody in a Fraser Valley prison in July 2012 and released on February 6th, 2013 on $2,000 bail and a set of strict conditions including abstinence from drugs and alcohol, and not having any contact with witnesses in the case.

Since then, Panebianco has been living under house arrest with his stepfather in Windermere, permitted to leave the home only to commute to and from work, to go to Cranbrook to meet with his legal counsel (public defender Greg Sawchuk) and for three hours on Saturdays to take care of personal matters.

Jarock was found dead on the driveway of a home in Invermere’s Tunnacliffe Heights neighbourhood.

Details of the case against Panebianco cannot be published until the case goes to trial.