A man seeking parole after serving 25 years of a life sentence for killing Laurie Boyd and Debbie Stevens has had his request denied.

Former Reform Party MP Art Hanger says even his parole officer sees James Edwards Peters as still being a risk to the public.

"There was lengthy interview of mr peters by the parole board," said Hanger. "Right of the get go his parole officer decided he was not suitable to release into the public in any circumstance."

He added even throughout the hearing, Peters showed no remorse about the crime.

'He said the only way he could ever get rid of all of this, because there was no remorse in him, there was no I'm sorry I did it. He was sorry it happened. If you want to call that remorse he got caught."

Hanger added Peters has gone through many programs yet there doesn't seem to be much of a change.

"As the parole board officer says he has limited insight into how to deal with some of these matters."

Hanger traveled to the hearing in New Brunswick with Darlene Boyd, Laurie's mother, who gave a statement at the hearing.

Hanger says just before the parole hearing Peters was removed from the minimum security prison he was and and returned to a medium security one.

The second man convicted of the murders, Robert Edward Brown, committed suicide three years into his sentence.

 

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