A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in rural Alberta has been granted full parole
effective immediately.

The Parole Board of Canada says Shawn Hennessey has been functioning well in public since he was allowed to live in a halfway house last fall.

Hennessey, who is 35, is not to contact any members of the victims' families.

He and his brother-in-law, Dennis Cheeseman, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for giving James Roszko a gun and a ride to Roszko's farm near Mayerthorpe in 2005.

Constables Peter Schiemann, Anthony Gordon, Brock Myrol and Leo Johnston had been guarding a Quonset hut
on Roszko's farm.

Roszko ambushed and killed the officers before killing himself.

The only interview Hennessey ever gave was to the Fifth Estate in 2009.