Accused killer was dangerous

Documents show that a man accused of killing a 17-year-old British Columbia girl told a parole board in 2008 that he worried he would harm someone if he was released from prison.

Just months before Raymond Caissie's sentence was complete in March 2013 a parole board refused to release him, saying he was a moderate to high risk to reoffend violently and sexually.

Documents dating back eight years show Caissie, who's now 43 years old, told the board that he was afraid of returning to society because he didn't have the skills to live on his own, had never held a job and worried about harming someone.

He was serving a 22-year sentence for sexually assaulting a woman in Abbotsford, B.C., and now faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Serena Vermeersch, who's body was found last week in Surrey, B.C.

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay told reporters in Ottawa that the government is considering ways to improve the parole system to protect the public from violent sexual offenders.

MacKay says his government is looking at legislation that would strengthen the parole system to ensure that the some of the most violent offenders are never released.


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