The man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in Mayerthorpe has been granted parole, effective immediately. A parole board in Edmonton says 35 year old Shawn Hennessey has been functioning well in public since he was granted day release to a halfway house last fall.
His conditions include not drinking or doing drugs, no contact with any criminals or family members of the victims. He also can’t visit Lac La Biche, where the mother of one officer lives.
Hennessey and his brother-in-law, Dennis Cheeseman, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for giving James Roszko a gun and a ride to his farm near Mayerthorpe in 2005. Roszko ambushed and killed the four officers before taking his own life.