BOWDEN, Alta. – A man who strangled his wife and cemented her body in a basement wall of their Calgary home has been denied full parole.
But the Parole Board of Canada has reserved its decision on whether to grant Allan Shyback day parole before his statutory release in 11 months.
The board has ordered a psychological risk assessment for Shyback which could take up to two months to complete.
Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Lisa Mitchell.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but the Alberta Court of Appeal later increased the term to 10 years.
Shyback testified at his trial that he endured years of domestic abuse by his wife and killed her in self-defence when she attacked him with a knife.