Kelowna man pleads guilty in toddler’s death

A Kelowna man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a two-year-old boy.

Ryan John Podhorodecki

A Kelowna man has pleaded guilty to his role in the 2005 death of a toddler in Calgary, Alta.

Ryan John Podhorodecki entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in a Calgary Court Room on Tuesday.

Back in December of 2005, Podhorodecki called police after claiming two-year-old Blake Harvey fell down the stairs and was in medical distress.

At the time police released a statement claiming Harvey’s injuries were not consistent with a fall down the stairs, as stated by the caregiver who was at the home. An autopsy confirmed his death was a homicide.

In Oct. of 2015 Podhorodecki was arrested in Victoria and charged with manslaughter.

He was the common-law boyfriend of Harvey’s mother at the time of the incident.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Podhorodecki for June 13.

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