Catherine McKay’s request for full parole is denied

The Parole Board of Canada is saying no to a request for full parole for a 54-year old woman who killed a Saskatoon family in 2016.

On January 3, 2016, Jordan Van de Vorst, his wife and their two young children were killed when they were hit by a vehicle driven by Catherine McKay. McKay was over three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. She pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and was handed a 10-year sentence.

At a parole hearing earlier this month, the board weighed over several submissions before denying the request saying McKay would present an “undue risk to society” if granted full parole.

She has been on day parole since April and is currently living in a halfway house. She will remain there for the next six months with conditions that she not consume alcohol or drugs, not drive and follow her treatment plan.

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