Parole board denies release of Saskatchewan dad who shot daughter’s boyfriend

REGINA — A Saskatchewan father who fatally shot a man and claimed it was to save his daughter from drugs has been denied parole. Kim Walker was seeking parole at a hearing in Regina after being jailed for killing James Hayward.

REGINA — A Saskatchewan father who fatally shot a man and claimed it was to save his daughter from drugs has been denied parole.

Kim Walker was seeking parole at a hearing in Regina after being jailed for killing James Hayward.

The parole board ruled Thursday that Walker does not have sufficient insight into his actions. The board also found his risk to reoffend was not manageable in the community.

The decision was a relief to Hayward’s brother, Dan, who said Walker has never shown remorse.

“The fact that he’s going for early parole and everything like that, it’s like a giant slap in the face that he’s not even willing to spend the little amount time that he was convicted for behind bars,” Dan Hayward told reporters after the hearing.

At the hearing Hayward’s mother, Lori Getty, appealed to the parole board to keep Walker locked up for what he did to her son.

“My plea is for you to please make Kim Walker pay for as long as possible,” Getty told the board.

Walker, 56, was found guilty of manslaughter last May for the 2003 death of James Hayward. The 24-year-old was living with Walker’s then 16-year-old daughter, Jadah, in Yorkton.

Court heard how Walker went to Hayward’s home with a loaded handgun and opened fire, hitting Hayward five times.

It was Walker’s second trial — he was found guilty of second-degree murder and jailed before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ordered a new trial after it learned that the judge and lawyers at his first trial had meetings without Walker.

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