A Falkland woman convicted of murder in the death of her husband a decade ago has been granted continued day parole.
Parole Board of Canada released its decision earlier this month to grant day parole to Darlene Young for another six-month period.
Young, 48, was handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years after being convicted of the second-degree murder of Skip Payton. She was also convicted of attempted murder of Payton’s friend.
Her conditions for day parole include no contact with the victim’s family; immediately reporting any intimate sexual or non-sexual relationships to a parole officer; and a ban on entering any establishment where the primary revenue is from alcohol sales. She is also forbidden from consuming alcohol.
Young killed her estranged husband on March 29, 2002, with a shotgun blast to the chest as he sat at the couple's kitchen table. She also fired a shot at one of Payton's friends, striking him in the buttocks and foot. The friend played dead out of fear of being shot again.
Young first applied for day parole in October 2010 but was denied. She applied again last year and was approved.
The parole board said an updated psychological assessment done last year found Young is the low-risk category to re-offend and is a manageable risk in the community.