Supervised walks are among new freedoms recently granted to the man responsible for killing five Calgarians.
In a decision released Tuesday by the Alberta Review Board, Matthew de Grood has been granted additional liberties while detained at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre, consisting of supervised grounds privileges and permission to leave the facility to attend medical appointments.
The decision comes a little less than two weeks after a review panel convened to gauge de Grood’s progress in his mental health treatments.
Last May, a Calgary court found him not criminally responsible for the April 2014 stabbing deaths of Jordan Segura, Lawrence Hong, Kaiti Perras, Joshua Hunter and Zackariah Rathwell at a Brentwood house party — killings carried out while de Grood was in a psychotic state.
Testimony during his trial stated he carried out the killings because he believed the world was about to end, and was locked in mortal battles with