Calgary man who strangled wife, hid body in basement wall has day parole revoked – Calgary Herald

Calgary man who strangled wife, hid body in basement wall has day parole revoked - Calgary Herald
Parole reversed for Calgary killer
The container investigators allege was used to contain the body of Lisa Mitchell is seen in this undated police handout image which was entered into evidence in the trial of Allan Shyback, who was convicted of manslaughter and indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Mitchell. A man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a wall of their home is going back to prison after having his parole revoked at a hearing in central Alberta today. HO / THE CANADIAN PRESS

A Calgary man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a basement wall of their home is going back to prison because he broke terms of his day parole by being involved with a sex worker.

He said he panicked, put her body inside a plastic bin and cemented it into a basement wall of their home. He told Mitchell’s family that she had left and he sent them fake messages from her as he continued to live in the home with their two children.

The Parole Board of Canada made the decision after a hearing Tuesday in Red Deer, Alta., where Allan Shyback was requesting full parole.

Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Lisa Mitchell. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but the Alberta Court of Appeal later increased the term to 10 years.

A Calgary man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a basement wall of their home is going back to prison because he broke terms of his day parole by being involved with a sex worker.

The board said Shyback breached some terms of his release by concealing his relationship with a sex worker at a massage parlour and for reaching out to another woman on the dating app Tinder.

The board said Shyback breached some terms of his release by concealing his relationship with a sex worker at a massage parlour and for reaching out to another woman on the dating app Tinder.

“This has been a difficult hearing for the board. We find that while there has been some progress, there are some grave concerns,” said one of the board members.

“The level of deceit outweighs the progress you have made. We are directing revoking your release.”

“This has been a difficult hearing for the board. We find that while there has been some progress, there are some grave concerns,” said one of the board members.

One of the requirements of his partial freedom was that Shyback inform his parole officer about any relationships with women. A number of sex toys were also found in his room.

He testified at his trial that he endured years of domestic abuse by his wife and had killed her in self-defence when she attacked him with a knife.

He told the parole board he didn’t realize he was in violation and, when asked, was forthcoming about what he was doing.

“It was a mistake on my part. It was a desire for human contact … (after) five years in jail. I was lonely.”

Allan Shyback is taken into custody in Calgary on December 6, 2014, charged with second murder. Leah Hennel / Postmedia

The Parole Board of Canada made the decision after a hearing Tuesday in Red Deer, Alta., where Allan Shyback was requesting full parole.

He testified at his trial that he endured years of domestic abuse by his wife and had killed her in self-defence when she attacked him with a knife.

“He is playing a game trying to get out. I will never forgive him. He doesn’t deserve a life. Why should he be free?”

He said he panicked, put her body inside a plastic bin and cemented it into a basement wall of their home. He told Mitchell’s family that she had left and he sent them fake messages from her as he continued to live in the home with their two children.

“It was probably one of the most horrible things I could have done. I have no excuse for anything I did. It was horrible,” Shyback said.

“It was a mistake on my part. It was a desire for human contact … (after) five years in jail. I was lonely.”

“It was the fear of losing my children, the fear of them losing both their parents at once.”

The victim’s mother, Peggy Mitchell, addressed the hearing and asked that the board reject Shyback’s request for full parole.

He said he panicked, put her body inside a plastic bin and cemented it into a basement wall of their home. He told Mitchell's family that she had left and he sent them fake messages from her as he continued to live in the home with their two children.

“He is playing a game trying to get out. I will never forgive him. He doesn’t deserve a life. Why should he be free?”

Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body in the 2012 death of Lisa Mitchell. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but the Alberta Court of Appeal later increased the term to 10 years.

CALGARY — The Calgary man who strangled his spouse Lisa Mitchell, then hid her body in a homemade grave in the basement of their home in 2012 has been ordered to return to federal custody by the Parole Board of Canada over his deceitful behaviour while on day parole.

A Calgary man who strangled his wife and concealed her body in a basement wall of their home is going back to prison because he broke terms of his day parole by being involved with a sex worker.

42-year-old Allan Shyback was granted day parole in February 2019 after serving half his sentence behind bars, and had been living in a half-way house, with conditions.

The board said Shyback breached some terms of his release by concealing his relationship with a sex worker at a massage parlour and for reaching out to another woman on the dating app Tinder.

I am a little surprised but I think it was the right decision because as I said in my statement he continues to lie and they saw that today, said Peggy Mitchell, Lisa Mitchells mother, who read a statement to the board.

One of the requirements of his partial freedom was that Shyback inform his parole officer about any relationships with women. A number of sex toys were also found in his room.

We believe hes a player, hes playing the game so he can get out. I have known him going on probably 20 years and this is who hes always been," said Mitchell, outside the hearing.

"This has been a difficult hearing for the board. We find that while there has been some progress, there are some grave concerns," said one of the board members.

Shybacks hearing in Red Deer was to determine whether he would be granted full parole, meaning he would serve the remainder of his sentence in the community.

The two board members determined Shyback was not using day parole for its intended purpose, revoking his release. The board told Shyback there are grave concerns over the level of deceit in the community, which mirrors the level of deceit committed during the offence. The board said its responsibility is maintaining public safety.

He testified at his trial that he endured years of domestic abuse by his wife and had killed her in self-defence when she attacked him with a knife.

Under his parole conditions, Shyback was to report any type of relationship with a woman to his parole officer. But board members found Shyback did not demonstrate he understands those conditions.

"It was probably one of the most horrible things I could have done. I have no excuse for anything I did. It was horrible," Shyback said.

The board heard Shyback did not disclose a relationship with a sex trade worker at a massage parlour. He also purchased sex toys and was using the dating app, Tinder.

I know him as a liar, a thief and a killer.- Peggy Mitchell, Lisa's mother. Shyback was taken into custody at the end of the hearing.

It does matter that somebody finally saw that he is a liar, he can be deceitful and we did this for Lisa. Lisas not here, she doesnt get parole, we dont get to visit her, said Mitchell.

The Parole Board of Canada made the decision after a hearing Tuesday in Red Deer, Alta., where Allan Shyback was requesting full parole.

Shyback was convicted of manslaughter and causing an indignity to a body for the 2012 death of Mitchell. The body of the 31-year-old mother was hidden in a plastic bin, which was then encased in concrete and hidden in a wall. Shyback was arrested following an undercover police operation.

Shyback was initially sentenced to seven years, but the Alberta Court of Appeal later increased that to 10 years.

I definitely deny being the abuser in that relationship. I wasnt physically violent with her, said Shyback.

He told the parole board he didn't realize he was in violation and, when asked, was forthcoming about what he was doing.

When asked if he has reflected on the lengths he went to conceal the crime, such as sending text messages and voicemails to family, It was one of the most horrible things Ive ever done, Shyback told the board.

The parole board heard Shyback has made some progress. He is employed, in school and continues to see a counsellor.

Shyback said he hopes to one day have a relationship with his children, who are in Mitchells care, but said at this point it would be when they are older and can make that decision for themselves.

Starbucks at the corner of Kensington Road and 10a street closed its doors late Tuesday afternoon, after more than two decades at that location, becoming the latest casualty of a growing trend of small businesses pulling out of the area.