Top prison, parole board officials vow steps to prevent repeat of woman murdered by parolee

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/levesque-murder-parole-prison-gallese-1.5485622

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The heads of Canada’s prison service and the parole board will be on the hot seat today as the House of Commons public safety committee begins hearings on the death of a young Quebec woman murdered by a convicted killer out on day parole. Correctional Service Canada Commissioner Anne Kelly and Parole Board Chair Jennifer Oades are scheduled to be on Parliament Hill for two hours of answering questions MPs’ questions beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET. CBC News will stream the hearing live. Marylène Levesque, a 22-year-old sex worker, was found stabbed to death in a hotel room in the Quebec City suburb of Sainte-Foy Jan. 22. Eustachio Gallese, who was out on day parole at the time and serving a life sentence for killing his ex-wife in 2004, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Levesque’s death last month.