Parole condition lifted for Robert Latimer
Board lifts one condition for man convicted of killing disabled daughter
Robert Latimer will no longer be required to participate in one-on-one psychological counselling.
The Parole Board of Canada released its decision today.
Latimer was given a life sentence for second-degree murder after killing his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter Tracy.
In 1993, he placed his daughter in a vehicle and left the motor running inside a building. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Latimer called the death a mercy killing aimed at ending her suffering.
The controversial case ignited both sides of the 'right to die' debate across the country.
In its decision, the parole board said Latimer was deemed a low risk to reoffend. The board also said Latimer is capable of managing his emotions and is making good day to day decisions.
Latimer will still have to apply to the parole board if he wants to travel outside the country. He will also not be able to care for anyone with a disability.
Last year, Latimer tried to travel to Great Britain for a panel discussion about end-of-life issues.
The board decision says he wasn't able to attend because he couldn't arrange all of the necessary documents.