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Man convicted of killing pregnant wife, granted day parole for six months

Last Updated Feb 8, 2021 at 10:08 am MDT

A gavel sits on a desk. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

EDMONTON – An Edmonton man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and dumping her body more than 15 years ago has been granted day parole for six months.

Michael White appeared before the Parole Board of Canada by videoconference Monday morning.

The board has imposed a number of conditions, including that White not be alone with his current girlfriend.

White has maintained his innocence in the death of Liana White, including in Monday’s appearance before the board.

Last year, the board granted him four unescorted temporary absences from the Beaver Creek Institution in Gravenhurst, Ont., to be carried out over nine months.

The absences were meant to help him get familiar with a halfway house in Barrie, Ont., and spend time with relatives, particularly the couple’s now-adult daughter.