•   
  •   
  •   

CanadaVictim's family protests as killer granted parole, continues work to build emergency shelter

01:31  14 august  2019
01:31  14 august  2019 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

Day parole granted to drunk driver who killed Mountie on Vancouver Island

Day parole granted to drunk driver who killed Mountie on Vancouver Island Kenneth Fenton was granted limited day parole earlier this year.

The family of a woman killed by her common-law partner 10 years ago is expressing their disappointment over a decision to grant her killer parole as they continue to build a shelter for those fleeing domestic violence. The Parole Board of Canada has granted James Urbaniuk unsupervised

The family of a woman killed by her common-law partner 10 years ago is expressing their disappointment over a decision to grant her killer parole as they continue to build a shelter for those fleeing domestic violence. Cameron Hooker, a man that a judge once called "the most dangerous

Victim's family protests as killer granted parole, continues work to build emergency shelter Jessica Martel was killed by her common-law partner in 2009.

The family of a woman killed by her common-law partner 10 years ago is expressing their disappointment over a decision to grant her killer parole as they continue to build a shelter for those fleeing domestic violence.

The Parole Board of Canada has granted James Urbaniuk unsupervised weekend release followed by release to a halfway house after three months, said a news release from the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF). Urbaniuk plead guilty to second-degree murder in 2010 and was handed a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 10 years after strangling Jessica Martel to death on April 29, 2009, while their three children were home.

‘There’s something wrong here’: Husband furious as RCMP officer’s killer gets day parole

‘There’s something wrong here’: Husband furious as RCMP officer’s killer gets day parole Just over two years after being sent to prison for killing West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett, Kenneth Fenton has been granted day parole for six months.

An emergency shelter is a place for people to live temporarily when they cannot live in their previous residence, similar to homeless shelters . The main difference is that an emergency shelter typically specializes in people fleeing a specific type of situation, such as natural or man-made disasters

Her victims ’ families appealed, arguing that she was more involved in the killings than she has admitted, is gaming the system and is faking remorse. The parole board also planned to add a provision to keep Wood from working with vulnerable adults and children.

“Jessica’s family is serving a life sentence for his actions. Short sentences and early parole for perpetrators of domestic violence send the message that the lives of these victims don’t matter,” said Janice Isberg, executive director of the foundation in the release.

Urbaniuk and Martel had been in a 10-year common-law relationship at the time of the killing. Martel had tried to leave Urbaniuk in the past but had always been persuaded to return. The day she died, Martel called her mother and said she was going to leave Urbaniuk.

At 7:30 p.m. that night, Urbaniuk called his mother and said he thought he had killed Martel.

Martel’s stepfather found her bruised body, covered with blood, near the entrance to their home.

“We, as a family, are determined to move forward despite this outcome. We will no longer allow his actions to define our family, to prevent healing, or to not experience the joys that comes with a life well-lived,” said Martel’s mother, Lynne Rosychuk, in the release.

Since Martel’s death, the foundation set up in her name has begun to raise funds to build a safe house in the Sturgeon region to support the victims of domestic violence and their families. Jessie’s House is expected to open in 2020.

The foundation is currently running a campaign to raise $3 million by January to construct, furnish and operate the house.

dshort@postmedia.com

Read more

Residents told to stay indoors due to major fire at St. Catharines, Ont. flower farm.
Residents who live near a flower farm in St. Catharines, Ont. are being asked to shelter in place due to smoke from a "substantial" fire at the rural property, police say.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!