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Kamloops killer up for full parole

The Kamloops, B.C., man who killed David Holditch because he was flirting with his girlfriend is eligible for full parole just three years after the manslaughter verdict.

A spokesman for the Parole Board of Canada says 26-year-old Steven Roe has had his day parole extended and will continue living at a halfway house in Kamloops.

Patrick Storey says Roe has maintained a positive behaviour and is eligible for full parole while awaiting his statutory release date, set for Nov. 21, 2013.

There's a chance Roe could meet the victim's family because members still live in Kamloops, but Storey says a no-contact order is in place, requiring Roe to leave the area immediately and report the situation to a parole officer.

Roe was originally convicted of second-degree murder in 2007 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the Feb. 21, 2006 multiple stabbing of the 18-year-old gas station attendant.

Roe served about one year behind bars when a second trial was ordered which ended in the manslaughter verdict.

The Canadian Press


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