Tschetter will seek full parole
Published Friday, May 11, 2012 3:20PM MDT
The man convicted of killing five people when his concrete truck rear-ended a car will be seeking full parole later this year.
Daniel Tschetter was behind the wheel when he hit a car that was stopped at a red light on Macleod Trail in 2007.
Two adults and three children in the vehicle were killed.
Tschetter was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in 2009.
A parole board will hear his plea for a full parole in September.
Tschetter has already been granted unescorted temporary visits to his family home once a month following an application back in October 2011.
Court heard during Tschetter's trial that he was speeding and driving his massive truck erratically Dec 7, 2007, before he slammed into a car that was stopped at a red light.
Witnesses say they saw him throw a vodka bottle into the back of his truck after the crash.
16-month-old Zachary Morrison; his mother, Melaina Hovdebo, 33; Chris Gautreau, 41; and his two daughters, Alexia, 9, and Kiarra, 6 were all killed in the crash.