Woman faces parole hearing in November

A parole board hearing for a Lacombe mother serving a prison sentence for killing two Red Deer teenagers will be held on Nov. 20 or 21 to determine if she is eligible for full parole.

A parole board hearing for a Lacombe mother serving a prison sentence for killing two Red Deer teenagers will be held on Nov. 20 or 21 to determine if she is eligible for full parole.

Full parole does not shorten a sentence, but allows an offender to serve part of their sentence in the community.

In October 2012, April Gail Beauclair, 31, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for two counts of impaired driving causing death.

On March 31, 2012, Beauclair, was driving home to Lacombe after celebrating her upcoming birthday with a friend in Sylvan Lake when she slammed her vehicle into the back of a disabled car that Colton Keeler, 19, and Tyson Vanderswaag were pushing on the eastbound shoulder of Hwy 11A, about three km west of Hwy 2.

Keeler died at the scene and Vanderzwaag died six days later in hospital, just two days after his 18th birthday.

Beauclair had been serving her sentence in the minimum-security area of the Edmonton Institution for Women.

In June, she was granted day parole and was allowed to move into an Edmonton halfway house and was later transferred to Red Deer.

Her release included conditions that she abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs, that she stay out of premises where alcoholic beverages are the primary commodities, that she takes part in counselling and psychiatric treatment and that she have no contact with the victims of her offence.

Her driver’s licence was suspended for five years following her release from prison.

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