ADVERTISEMENT

Man that killed RCMP officer gets day parole after serving just over half his sentence

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced in April 2016 for smashing into West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett’s police cruiser while evading police. The force of the crash killed Beckett, leaving her husband a widower and her two sons motherless.

ADVERTISEMENT
Image
Dylan Gibbons Montreal QC
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced in April 2016 for smashing into West Shore RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett’s police cruiser while evading police. The force of the crash killed Beckett, leaving her husband a widower and her two sons motherless.

Police, at the time, said Fenton’s blood-alcohol level was three times over the legal limit when he ran a red light while fleeing police.

He was sentenced to four years in prison, thereafter.

However, after serving just over half of his sentence, Fenton has now been granted day parole, a decision which Beckett’s widowed husband is calling “disgusting,” reports Global News.

“To me, if any criminal wants to get out, he should have to face a parole board in person and the victim’s family, and he did not do that,” he said Friday, hours after being notified of the parole board’s decision.

“It’s disgusting.”

Fenton first received limited day parole in January to “attend alcohol abuse treatment.” That parole is now being extended, a decision which didn’t result from any parole board hearing, but a decision which resulted from talk had behind closed doors.

The terms of Fenton’s parole include several conditions, such as “including restrictions from driving and using or purchasing drugs and alcohol.”

Beckett’s husband is understandably outraged over the decision and says that laws surrounding impaired driving need to be more severe, both to set an example and so that they more accurately reflect the severity of the crimes committed while under the influence.

“I don’t believe in Canada’s values anymore,” he said. “These are outdated laws.”

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me in September

We will use this to send you a single email in September 2020. To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2022 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy