Sep 18, 2012 / 1:18 pm
The National Parole Board has determined after a hearing at Bowden prison, north of Calgary, that David Shearing is not ready for release.
Shearing, who now goes by his mother's maiden name of Ennis, shot and killed George and Edith Bentley, their daughter Jackie and her husband, Bob Johnson, while the family was on a camping trip in interior BC in 1982.
He kept the Johnsons' daughters Janet, 13, and Karen, 11, alive for almost a week and sexually assaulted them before taking them into the woods, one at a time, and killing them, too.
All six bodies were stuffed in the Johnsons' car, which was rolled down a hill and torched.
Shearing pleaded guilty and received the maximum sentence of life without chance at parole for 25 years.
He had already been denied parole once before.
He is eligible to apply every two years.
A family member speaks about the hearings in our original story.
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