In 1997, James Shortreed bludgeoned Iris McNeil to death a month after they married. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1999.
Family of the victim, Iris McNeil said they are pleased by the board's decision, though disappointed they continue to have to endure parole hearings nevertheless, they have faith in the parole board to keep from interacting with the community via unescorted absence.
In the most recent hearing, the family noted the 59 year-old was applying for an unescorted absence during which, if approved, he could have been living in a halfway house in downtown Victoria.
The victim's family is urging all victims of crime and their families to submit victim impact statements and ask for a change to the law regarding the number of times an inmate can apply for different types of parole within a two-year period. #JamesShortreed #JimShortreed #Shortreed
James Shortreed (AKA Jim) = Murderer