Update: Michael White has been granted day parole. The decision of a two-member Parole Board was released Monday morning, 8 February 2021. White will now move to a half-way house — possibly in Barrie, Ontario — but with a number of restrictions so that his release back into society is “slow and gradual.”
The author attended the hearing via a ‘zoom’ call.
The mother of murder victim Liana White has pleaded guilty to assault charges.
58-year-old Maureen Kelly of Edmonton pleaded guilty to assaulting two people on a farm near Mar, 230 kilometers northwest of Toronto on 4 August 2012.
Police arrived and put Maureen Kelly in the back of a cruiser. Her rental vehicle was then towed away.
After spending four days behind bars, Kelly appeared in court in nearby Owen Sound where she pleaded guilty.
Kelly’s daughter, Liana White, was murdered in Edmonton in July 2005. The exact cause of her death was never determined.
The following year, a jury found her husband, Michael White, guilty of second-degree murder. The former soldier was sent off to prison with no chance of full parole for 17 years.
White — who has always maintained he did not kill his wife — is now at Beaver Creek Institution, a minimum security penitentiary at Gravenhurst, about two hours’ drive north of Toronto.
PROBATION FOR KELLY
Justice Robert Weseloh gave Kelly a 2-year conditional sentence, meaning if she keeps her nose clean for 24-months she won’t have a criminal record.
According to an ‘Adult Probation Order,’ the attacker has been ordered specifically to stay a kilometer away from four people, including a child [who cannot be named] and victims Bryan White and Larry Forbes. Kelly was ordered not to have any contact with them.
Bryan is the brother of Michael White; Larry Forbes is White’s step-father.
Maureen Kelly is also prohibited from having weapons and must report to a probation officer.
Kelly could not be reached for comment.