Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Day Parole Extended for Man Who Killed Calgary Teenager with Pickaxe

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Day Parole Extended for Man Who Killed Calgary Teenager with Pickaxe

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Day parole going well for man who killed with pickaxe

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CALGARY - The Parole Board of Canada says a man who killed a Calgary teenager with a pickaxe more than a decade ago continues to do well with some limited freedom.

The board has granted Marko Miljevic another six months of day parole after a hearing held earlier this week.

Miljevic, who is now 29, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Matt McKay.

The 17-year-old was killed following an argument at a house party in a Calgary southeast neighbourhood in September 2007.

Drunk and high, Miljevic picked up a pickaxe and hit McKay in the head.

At the hearing, the parole board said reviews of Miljevic's behaviour have been glowing.

"While on day parole, you have abided by the conditions of your parole, respected the rules, worked co-operatively with your case management team, maintained employment, avoided negative associations, maintained your sobriety and successfully completed weekend passes," the board said in documents obtained by CHQR Radio in Calgary. …

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