Parole Board cites vague details in ruling against convicted killer’s plans for volunteer trip

CBC News Posted: Feb 17, 2014 6:00 PM CT Last Updated: Feb 17, 2014 6:02 PM CT

Convicted killer Robert Latimer has been denied a special exemption to travel outside of Canada.

The Saskatchewan farmer is currently under parole conditions to remain in the country at all times. Latimer was convicted of second-degree murder for killing his severely disabled daughter in 1997.

He made a request to the Parole Board of Canada to travel to Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela to volunteer this month.

The board refused to grant permission to leave.

In a written statement obtained by CBC, the Board ruled Latimer did not give the foreign countries enough notice and information, and the itinerary Latimer provided to the board did not contain enough detail.

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