Man convicted in Mountie deaths to be released
EDMONTON - The National Parole Board says one of two men convicted in the deaths of four Alberta Mounties is bound to face public hostility when he is released from prison next month.
The board makes the point in a report outlining special conditions that Dennis Cheeseman must abide by when he gets out Nov. 19.
The conditions include getting psychological counselling to help cope with what's expected to be a stressful return to the community.
Cheeseman and his brother-in-law, Shawn Hennessey, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for giving gunman James Roszko a rifle and a ride the night before Roszko ambushed the officers near Mayerthorpe in 2005.
Hennessey was sentenced to 10 years and four months and Cheeseman was handed seven years and two months.
Cheeseman cancelled a parole hearing set for earlier this year, opting to wait for automatic release after serving two-thirds of his sentence.