Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board Lifts Alcohol Restriction on B.C. Man Who Killed at Age 14

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parole Board Lifts Alcohol Restriction on B.C. Man Who Killed at Age 14

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Parole board says killer can drink alcohol

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VANCOUVER - A parole board member has removed a ban on drinking alcohol for a young man who will spend the rest of his life under supervision for second-degree murder near 100 Mile House, B.C.

Chad Bucknell was 14 in 1996 when he took part in the murders of four people.

A ruling issued by the Parole Board of Canada on Thursday says Bucknell, now in his mid-30s, is making progress, and the condition to abstain from alcohol is not necessary to manage his risk.

The ruling says Bucknell has breached his conditions to abstain from alcohol three times since 2007 while out on parole, and he admitted to once having a class of wine at lunch with his girlfriend.

Bucknell and his co-accused James Ruscitti were convicted of killing Ruscitti's parents, a border at the home and a 17-year-old woman who had a two-month old baby with her. …

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