Day parole privileges will continue for the man who killed a Calgary doctor 24 years ago.
Dr. Geoffrey Cragg was stabbed to death during an altercation in his home in September 1992.
Cragg and his family had been sleeping when they heard someone break-in.
During the struggle, Sheldon Klatt stabbed the 45-year-old several times, as Cragg’s wife and four kids looked on.
Klatt was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
He was given his first glimpse of day parole in March.
Cragg’s widow, Marion Haythorne, surprised many by supporting the decision to allow him the passes.
“You’re never going to get over the death of your husband or whoever was the victim, you’ll never get over that,” Haythorne told News Talk 770 in a phone interview at the time. “But there’s no point in mulling it over and thinking about revenge and thinking “oh he didn’t get revenge” or “an eye for an eye.””
In documents obtained by News Talk 770, he has appeared before the Parole Board of Canada again, and has been granted another six months of passes.
The board notes Klatt has been “positively engaged” with both his institutional and community parole supervisors, maintaining full-time, seasonal work and has been getting the supports he’s been needing.
The decision goes on to say that there have been no concerns so far, and six more months of day parole would allow for Klatt to continue his progress in reintegrating back into society.
He’s eligible for full parole next September.