Canadian Parole Board Releases Murderer To Meet 'Sexual Needs;' He Kills Again

Sandy Malone

The Canadian parole board granted Eustachio Gallese early release and in return, he murdered a 22-year-old prostitute.

Montreal, CANADA – Authorities are blaming inexperience for a parole board’s decision to grant early release to a convicted killer who later murdered a 22-year-old prostitute.

Eustachio Gallese, 51, had a history of domestic violence and was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife in 2006, CTV News reported.

Gallese was also convicted of sexual assault against a romantic partner in 1997.

Police said he beat his wife, 32-year-old Chantal Deschênes, with a hammer before stabbing her to death with two knives on Oct. 21, 2004.

He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole for 15 years, the Daily Mail reported.

In 2007, the parole board determined that Gallese was at “high risk” of violently re-offending violence.

However, the board lowered his status to “moderate” chance of re-offending in 2016, and dropped it to “low to moderate” in 2019, the Daily Mail reported.

Then in March of 2019, Gallese was granted supervised release on day parole at a halfway house based on his good behavior.

According to parole board records, Gallese discussed with case workers his concerns about having relationships with women, and the case workers encouraged him to go ahead and satisfy his “sexual needs.”

“Although you are still single and you say you aren’t ready to enter into a serious relationship with a woman, you are able to efficiently evaluate your needs and expectations towards women,” the parole board’s most recent decision said, according to Vice.

“During the hearing, your parole officer underlined a strategy that was developed with the goal that would allow you to meet women in order to meet your sexual needs,” the decision continued. “The hearing allowed us to realize you managed, and this with the approval of your case-management team, relations with women that the board considers inappropriate.”

So, with permission from the parole board, Gallese availed himself of the services of prostitutes at a Montreal erotic massage parlor while he was on parole, the Daily Mail reported.

He got banned from the massage parlor after he was violent with some of the women there, but 22-year-old Marylène Lévesque made arrangements to continue to service Gallese outside the business.

Lévesque met Gallese for sex in a Sainte-Foy district hotel room and he stabbed her to death, the Daily Mail reported.

Gallese turned himself in to authorities on Jan. 22 and has been charged with second-degree murder.

Lévesque’s murder has raised questions about why the Canadian parole board would have granted such a permission to seek sexual satisfaction to a killer, the Montreal Gazette reported.

Former parole board members blamed the inexperience of the current parole board.

“If you don’t have experienced board members and just new people, some mistakes can happen, some issues can happen,” ex-parole board member Dave Blackburn told the Montreal Gazette. “And in this file, with Gallese, I see lack of experience.”

Another former parole board member, Jean-Claude Boyer, said anyone with experience would have revoked Gallese’s parole when they learned a case worker had given him permission to visit sex workers, an act which is criminal in and of itself, the Montreal Gazette reported.

Boyer, who served on the parole board until 2018, noted that records showed that board members had called it “worrying and significant risk factor,” but didn’t stop Gallese from visiting prostitutes.

“The board members were made aware of this at the hearing and they said, ’That’s inappropriate,’ and they wrote, ’Risk is getting important,’ and they did not act,” he told the Montreal Gazette. “What they had to do was immediately revoke his freedom to have a hearing within three months to figure out what happened.”

Comments (38)
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shooter
shooter

"He was...sentenced to life without parole for 15 years."

How the heck does someone get sentenced to "life without parole for 15 years"?

Either it's life without parole, or it's 15 years.

If it's 15 years and eligible for parole, shame on the Canadians for cheapening the value of life not just for the original victim, but for the second life as well.

I thought Canadians were better than that.

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

We are just as politically messed up with clueless corrupt politicians as the rest of the world.
And a girl was murdered by that incompetence by case workers who knew and did nothing and parole board members who also did nothing. Her blood is on their hands.

JBoH
JBoH

Canada taking lessons from New York? Just wondering...

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

They're as stupid as American judges, parole boards, etc. I can't imagine the horror these women went through. Time for a shot or bullet

wmc50
wmc50

Well, now the Parole Board has a bit of experience to fall back on for future reference.

Judid292
Judid292

This is one of those stories that you just keep saying: Why?
Prayers to that girl’s family and friends.

killer93
killer93

Our laws are more messed up than yours.
Our PM gave a convicted terrorist 10.5 million dollers be cause his rights were violated.
You have trump, we has an asshole.
Makes me sad to be a Canadian.

bryantrent
bryantrent

BS

Stanracer
Stanracer

Canada's injustice system has been screwed up for many, many years.

Woobie46
Woobie46

I hope she has family and I further hope that they SUE the Montreal Criminal Justice system and burn it down to the ground. This isn't "inexperience"...this is full bore incompetence and they all need to serve time for her murder. I think the family should SUE these IDIOTS for every last nickel they have...first the state, then the individuals. CIVIL SUITS MATTER!

colonelorville
colonelorville

I will always love CANADA. I just feel bad for the RCMP/GRC and other POLICE AGENCIES "NORTH OF THE BORDER" to see that they have to contend with the same garbage that your "BROTHERS AND SISTERS", myself included, deal with in the UNITED STATES.

RunCop
RunCop

Canadian liberals are as dumb as American ones

Dolphin77
Dolphin77

Sounds like they need to clean house. This should never had happened he should never been released from prison. SMH

lolamae
lolamae

Sounds a screwed up as the USA justice system, well when you let in socialism bit by bit this is what happens too many bleeding hearts.

reibertpa
reibertpa

Heck, we're not any better. I live close to Baltimore, and it's almost a constant thing here on the news. Someone was arrested for killing so and so, and three years ago he was convicted with a violent crime and was released after two years, and four years ago, he was convicted of a violent crime, but only served 1 year due to a plea deal. And they wonder why crime is so high. Judges and prosecutors too lazy to do their jobs, and give a slap on the wrist for the most violent offenders, meanwhile someone caught with an ounce of pot gets 15 years.

Chilman K Saafi
Chilman K Saafi

Canada is offering asylum to women from Saudi Arabia, by telling the whole world that women in Saudi Arabia suffer discrimination. But look at Canada's own women's security and safety being jeopardised by the same elected members of the board who take such horrific decisions of endangering the lives of Canadian women. In Saudi Arabia, this murderer would have long been killed for taking lives of someone. Only in this sort of democracy and freedom for murderers, innocent got killed.

Chilman K Saafi
Chilman K Saafi

Justin and his cabinet should fix their own judicial system for securing the lives of Canadian women. Rather than fixing carnal eyes beyond the Canadian border.

Chilman K Saafi
Chilman K Saafi

A convicted murderer, allowed to have "sexual needs" by parole board. If this were done by Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, the whole western world would have gone nuts, and it would have been headline everywhere.

TheHammer
TheHammer

Damn! She was pretty hot too.


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