The Calgary man who brutally raped and killed a woman near the Franklin LRT station in 2008 has been granted a brief escorted pass from jail.
The Parole Board of Canada has given Christopher Watcheston the one hour absence so he can renew his Indian Status Card.
He will be accompanied by correctional officers and “restraint equipment will be used.”
Watcheston is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years in the slaying of Arcelie Laoagan.
The 41-year-old was on her way home from work when she was randomly and violently attacked.
According to documents obtained by News Talk 770, Watcheston had a lengthy criminal past, and he’s also suspected in an assault while in custody, although “there is no information to substantiate the information.”
The board says he is participating in programming and has begun to “effectively address” his risk areas, and has not displayed any concerning behaviour.