Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Denied for Calgary Man Convicted in Fatal Firebombing in 2004

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Denied for Calgary Man Convicted in Fatal Firebombing in 2004

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Parole denied for man in 2004 firebombing

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CALGARY - The Parole Board of Canada has denied an application for day parole and full parole by a man found guilty of paying two crack addicts $60 each to firebomb a home, which ended up killing two young children.

Calgary radio station CHQR says it learned of the ruling after obtaining documents pertaining to the case.

After the firebombing in late 2004, Abdul Aziz Ellahib was found guilty of manslaughter and arson charges and was sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

He took his case to the Alberta Court of Appeal, but in 2008, his appeal was denied.

Ellahib has argued he only hired the men to intimidate a woman who he believed had spread rumours of infidelity about his wife.

The parole board says Ellahib's stance hasn't changed.

The board admits Ellahib, 51, has made some progress when it comes to programming in custody, but it hasn't been enough to allow for any new freedoms. …

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