A Kamloops man who fatally stabbed an 18-year-old gas attendant while in a jealous rage has been denied full parole by the Parole Board of Canada.
The board recently ruled Steven Roe presents a risk of violence in his relationship with a girlfriend of nine months.
“On full parole you are planning to enter into a high-risk situation when you move in with your current girlfriend,” the board wrote.
“This situation is of concern to the court because you have not yet been tested in a stressful situation in the community and you show little insight into the causes of your re-offending.”
Roe has been on day parole, living at a halfway house, since last August.
He was originally convicted of second-degree murder in 2007 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the Feb. 21, 2006, multiple stabbing of David Holditch at an Aberdeen gas station.
Roe killed Holditch after he learned his girlfriend, Kyla Regnier, was corresponding with him as an ex-boyfriend.
He appealed his conviction and was granted a new trail. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter in January 2010. The sentence was five years and eight months, given the amount of time Roe had already served.
His day parole was continued in January.
The parole board report detailed Roe’s adventures in jail, including a group assault on another inmate. He was also part of a group of inmates who set fires and damaged cells, a situation that resulted in deployment of the emergency response team.
In October 2011, Roe was transferred to a higher level of security after it was discovered he had been secretly using a computer with Internet for about a year. He had assembled the computer while on bail and had it shipped to the prison.
The board found he has little insight into his killing of Holditch.
Roe has been living in a halfway house in central B.C. and working as a floor installer.