Michael Lewis granted full parole

Published on January 25, 2013

The Parole Board of Canada has granted Michael Lewis full parole.

Lewis, who is now in his late 20s, had been serving a life sentence for the second degree murder of 13-year-old Samantha Walsh in Fleur-de-Lys in February 2000. Lewis was 16 at the time of Walsh’s murder.

He was released on day parole for six months in December 2011 and that decision was extended for another six months this past June and again in December for three months.

At the hearing on the last extension the board also ordered a panel hearing for full parole to take place before March. That hearing took place on Wednesday.

Conditions of Lewis’s release include that he have no direct or indirect contact with any member of Walsh’s family, immediately report all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships with females to his parole supervisor and follow psychological counselling that is to be arranged by his parole supervisor.