Tschetter granted day parole
Published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:21AM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:34PM MDT
The truck driver who killed a blended family stopped at a red light in 2007 has been granted day parole with conditions.
Daniel Tschetter is currently serving an 8 year prison sentence after being found guilty of five counts of manslaughter.
Tschetter's had requested full parole but was granted day parole for a six month period. Tschetter's parole requires that he abstain from alcohol, he does not contact the family of the victims, and he can not operate a motor vehicle.
Tschetter will be permitted to stay in a halfway house which he must return to each evening unless he receives special permission.
In December 2007, Tschetter slammed his cement truck into the back of a car at a Macleod Trail traffic light killing Chris Gautreau, and Gautreau’s fiancée Melanie Hovdebo. Gautreau's daughters Alexia, 9, and Kiarra, 6, and Hovdebo's 16-month-old son, Zachary, also perished in the crash.
Last year, Tschetter was denied day parole but was allowed temporary unescorted leave from prison.
Family members of the victims say Tschetter does not deserve parole after wiping out an entire family.