Day parole has been granted for a man who stabbed two men in the neck in September 2005, killing one and injuring the other.
44-year-old Darrell Kevis and 18-year-old Matt McLean were fast asleep when they were stabbed.
Kevis died while McLean survived.
McLean’s roommate, Dustin Blair Loran, eventually pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder, telling the court that he was drunk and angry following an agrument between the two.
He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 12 years.
According to documents obtained by News Talk 770, the Parole Board of Canada has granted day parole to Loran, saying he has completed a number of personal development and escorted temporary absences for community service with no concerns noted.
He’s also been serving in minimum security since July 2014, also having completed a number of programs.
In the August 25th decision, the board says Loran “feels shame” for the pain and suffering he’s caused, adding his counselling and programming has given him a better understanding of what happened, and the need to manage his thoughts and emotions, as well as his need for sobriety.
The Parole Board also says the victims’ families filed impact statements, speaking of the pain and devastation caused.
After Loran was sentenced in 2007, Kevis’ wife Bev spoke to reporters, saying the 12-year eligibility was unfair.
“I think that is outrageous,” she said. “Our justice system is crazy. How can they let a murderer out?”
Loran is eligible for full parole in September 2017.