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Lisa McKay on parole soon

A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of a St. Albert realtor will be released on parole.

A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of a St. Albert realtor will be released on parole.

Lisa Ann McKay, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of William Edward Maloney in February 2006, has hit her statutory release date and will be released later this month.

The parole board has little control over a person’s statutory release, which is virtually mandatory after a person has served two-thirds of a sentence.

McKay was sentenced to six years and five months for stabbing Maloney to death in a drug-fuelled haze.

The parole board does have the authority to order certain conditions at the time of statutory release, and in fact imposed four special conditions on McKay.

McKay will have to report any new relationships with men to her parole supervisor regardless of their duration. She also must abstain from drugs and alcohol and avoid contact with anyone involved in criminal activity.

In their decision the board members noted alcohol and drugs have been a constant problem in McKay’s life and they needed to be addressed.

“You were under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the commission of the index offence and you have a long-standing substance abuse problem.”

They also noted she had a series of dysfunctional relationships and that new relationships would have to be closely monitored.

“This condition is necessary in light of the nature of your index offending that arose out of a dysfunctional on-again, off-again relationship that you were in with the victim.”

In the agreed statement of facts that was presented during the sentencing, the court heard that McKay and Maloney had known each other for eight years.

Maloney had invited McKay over to his home on Lancaster Crescent and at some point late in the evening they got into an argument.

McKay impulsively grabbed a kitchen knife from the counter and stabbed Maloney five times.

She then ran around the house taking a handful of things before fleeing the area for Edmonton. Her siblings found her the next day with bloodstains on her clothes.

She turned herself in to police five days later, after they issued a warrant for her arrest.