Man Who Shot Glace Bay Brothers Gets More Day Parole
A Dominion man serving jail time for the shooting of two Glace Bay brothers has been granted an extra six months of day parole.
50 year-old Kenneth Nelson MacPhee was sentenced to 17 years in 2007 on charges of manslaughter relating to the death of Kenneth Seymour and aggravated assault for the injuries Donald Seymour suffered.
MacPhee was also the focus of a landmark ruling earlier this year when the Crown wanted him tried for manslaughter after Donald died in 2012 and an autopsy concluded the cause was a liver injury he suffered in the shooting.
But provincial court Judge Peter Ross stayed the charge, saying that allowing the prosecution to go ahead could have the unintended effect of producing inadequate sentences.
In March, MacPhee was granted his first six months of day parole and the Parole Board says he incurred no infractions during that time.
According to the board’s most recent decision, psychological assessments completed in 2010 and 2013 show MacPhee’s risk of reoffending to be low.