Dead inmate connected to Penticton charges

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - An inmate found dead at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre last week was waiting to face several charges in Penticton.

Daryl Belseck, 52, was accused of assault, mischief under $5,000 and uttering threats on Dec 23. He was due to elect his mode of trial on Jan. 21, two days after he died.
Belseck had a lengthy list of convictions in the Okanagan – most of his charges were for assaults.

Spokespeople for B.C. Corrections and the B.C. Coroner’s Service have not provided Belseck’s cause of death in their statements, but have stated his death is not suspicious. Whether a coroner’s inquest will move forward is yet to be determined.

Belseck was the second person in the last three months to go into the prison and never come out. Dylan Levi Judd, 20, was found dead in his cell during a morning check in November. Judd’s cause of death has not been released publicly nor to his family members.

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