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Deny Day and Full Parole to David Ennis (aka Shearing) For The Brutal Mass Murder of the Johnson-Bentley Family

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A hearing has been set for SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 to give consideration for day parole and full parole for mass murderer and pedophile David William Shearing, now known as David Ennis. In August 1982, David Shearing shot grandparents George and Edith Bentley and parents Bob and Jackie Johnson at their campsite in Wells Gray Park. The sole purpose of these murders was to give him access to the two Johnson daughters - Janet, age 13 and Karen, age 11 - for purposes of rape, molestation and torture. He held the girls captive for up to one week and then murdered them as well. He then put the bodies of the girls in the trunk of the family car that also held the four adults in the back seat, and set the car on fire - leaving the bodies nearly unidentifiable.

If day parole  were granted, he would be allowed to live in a halfway house. If full parole were granted, he would be allowed to live in the community. David Shearing, who has since changed his name to David Ennis, was denied parole in 2008 and again in 2012 for numerous issues, including diagnosis of phychopathy.

A fact sheet from the Parole Board of Canada states protection of society is paramount in any release decision.

We, the undersigned, feel that the release of David Ennis, formerly David Shearing, into the community would jeopardize the safety of all citizens, but more importantly our children. As well, the heinous nature of his crimes should preclude any possibility of release. We strongly urge the Parole Board of Canada to once again deny parole and full parole to this murderer at the upcoming hearing scheduled for September 4, 2014.

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