My friend just brought this to my attention. This is absolutely appalling and disgusting! http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110306/murray-killer-minimum-110306/
There is a video at the link.CTV.ca News Staff
Date: Sun. Mar. 6 2011 10:24 PM ET
The family of a woman slain in British Columbia says authorities have told them their safety could be in jeopardy after the killer was moved to minimum security.
Tammy Murray was a beaten and then stabbed to death in Burnaby, B.C. in 2007, and her killer was sentenced to five years for manslaughter.
Aaron Hickey, Murray's ex-boyfriend, was originally charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Murray's family said officials warned them after Hickey was moved to the William Head minimum security prison, near Victoria, B.C.
"They told us they wanted to make an appointment with us to make a safe plan, for if and when he does come see us," Tammy's sister, Tanya Murray, said. "People like that shouldn't be able to just roam around."
Tanya Murray plans to protest the decision to move Hickey to a minimum security facility.
Tammy Murray was stabbed about 60 times by Hickey, who claimed he was so drunk he barely remembers doing it.
The family protested the Crown striking the plea deal to downgrade the charges.
Then-Attorney General Wally Oppal said the correct procedures were followed.
"They've gone through a horrendous period of time having a loved one killed in the way she was brutally killed," Oppal said at the time. "But that decision was made based on the evidence that was before the lawyers, the experienced lawyers in the criminal justice branch."
With a report from CTV's Bhinder Sajan
Wow, how does stabbing someone 60 times end up being manslaughter??? And with a sentence of five years?? So he doesn't remember stabbing her because he was so drunk? That makes it manslaughter???
And because Tammy was his ex-girlfriend, does this mean that her life was of less value than if she had been a random woman out walking that was stabbed and killed?
I just cannot understand how this monster should be allowed to move to minimum security with the potential to gain his freedom!!