Teen's killer has day parole taken away
One of the four people serving jail time for killing 14-year-old Justin Vasey in 2008 has had his day parole revoked.
Jordan Anthony George was 17 and intoxicated when he and three others (Cody Pelletier, Jade Pollard, and Danielle Wood-Sinclair) beat and stabbed Vasey to death during a party at an abandoned house on 104 Avenue near 142 Street in Surrey.
George and his co-accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced as adults, allowing their names to be made public.
George confessed he kicked Vasey in the head, stabbed him in the stomach and hit him with a brick. While the sentences for the four ranged from four-and-a-half to seven years, George is serving a five-year federal sentence that began Oct. 29, 2009.
A Feb. 18 written decision by the Parole Board of Canada says George's case management team asked that his day parole be taken away.
"They noted you have been rude and disrespectful… closed and non-communicative… and although you demonstrate brief periods of openness and courtesy, you relapse to anger and poor emotional controls," the document reads. "File information indicates that such negative behaviour is linked to your risk to reoffend."
George, now 22 years old, was first granted day parole in May 2011 and released to an aboriginal residential treatment facility the following month. It didn't go well, the parole board report says, as George breached his conditions not to use alcohol, kept pornographic photos on his cellphone, and didn't follow directions. He was suspended for the fourth time late last year after missing a course, being confrontational, showing a staff member a photo of an infected female body part, and asking if he could attend a strip club.
The parole board found George presents "a moderate risk to reoffend with violence" and that he has lost the support of two treatment facilities and his case workers.
"…the Board concludes that your risk has been elevated to an undue level," the report concludes.
In December, one of George's co-accused, Jade Pollard, was granted day parole and was scheduled for statutory release in late February after serving two-thirds of her sentence.
Pollard, now 21, was also sentenced to five years in jail after admitting to punching, kicking, and stabbing Vasey while he pleaded for the attack to stop.
An October 2012 psychological assessment stated Pollard is "high motivated" to reintegrate back into the community, noting she had completed a violent offender treatment program and drug and alcohol counselling, as well as graduating with her GED, completing forklift training, and earning her Food Safe and Serving it Right certificates.
Still, her release came with conditions, without which the parole board said Pollard would present an "undue risk" to society due to her long history of alcohol and drug abuse, violence, and poor choice of friends.
Those conditions include not having drugs or alcohol, not associating with anyone involved in crime or substance misuse, not going anywhere alcohol is sold, following a treatment plan and psychological counselling, and not having any contact with her co-accuseds in Vasey's murder.
- with files from Dan Ferguson