Giant Mine bomber gets extended leave privileges

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The man who bombed Yellowknife’s Giant Mine in 1992 has had his leave privileges extended on medical grounds.

Roger Warren was convicted in 1995 of planting a bomb at the mine three years earlier, killing nine people.

The Canadian Press reports that Warren, now 71, requires hospital treatment for pneumonia.

With that in mind, the national parole board has extended his leave privileges, enabling him to spend more time in treatment away from his halfway house.

Warren was granted day parole in June last year, after the parole board found he would not be “an undue risk to the community”. He had been serving a life sentence for nine counts of second-degree murder.

Warren was imprisoned in Mission, BC, until last year. The location of his current halfway house has not been disclosed.

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