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Mother of Kelly-Anne Drummond to fight parole for her killer

11/27/2014 07:55 EST | Updated 01/27/2015 05:59 EST
The mother of Kelly-Anne Drummond will be at a parole board hearing today in a bid to keep her daughter’s killer in prison.

Martin Morin-Cousineau was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for killing the 24-year-old in 2004.

He stabbed Drummond in the back of the neck in their kitchen.

Morin-Cousineau is now eligible to move to a halfway house on day parole.

“I just sat there and cried and cried and cried because I was so disturbed,” Drummond’s mother Doreen Haddad said after learning Morin-Cousineau could be leaving prison.

Morin-Cousineau is eligible for a transfer to a halfway house and day parole after serving 10 years.

He has served eight years in prison, in addition to two years behind bars before his conviction.

“You would have to show the parole board that your release would not jeopardize the safety of the community,” said defense lawyer Eric Sutton. He would also need to show remorse and that his rehabilitation has gone well, according to Sutton. 

But Haddad says he has done neither according to the annual updates she gets on Morin-Cousineau. She believes he could still be dangerous.

"I'm not afraid of him, I'm afraid for other women,” Haddad said.

Morin-Cousineau’s parole hearing is at the medium security prison in Cowansville, Que.

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