The Regina Leader-Post reports that the National Parole Board has refused to grant convicted child murderer Robert Latimer expanded parole privileges. Latimer won his parole release in 2008, seven years after beginning his prison sentence for the 1993 gassing death of his daughter Tracy, who had cerebral palsy. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, says of the news that he won’t be able to leave his halfway house for five days at a time:
I had some concerns when he was released a few years ago on early parole, but this article shows that the Parole Board is treating him like any other person convicted of second-degree murder.
To treat him differently would devalue the life of Tracy Latimer and any other person with a disability who deserves to have their life protected in the same manner as an able-bodied person.
You can find our coverage of his being paroled in 2008 here.