Alberta bombing suspect Brian Malley granted bail

A financial adviser charged in the murder of a disabled Alberta woman was granted bail in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday.

Innisfail man charged with 1st-degree murder in disabled woman's death

A financial adviser charged in the murder of a disabled Alberta woman was granted bail in an Edmonton courtroom Thursday.

Victoria Shachtay was killed in an explosion after a package was delivered to her home in November. (Facebook)

Brian Malley was released on $10,000 and ordered to live with his wife and mother-in-law in Edmonton.

Details from the hearing are the subject of a publication ban and cannot be reported.

RCMP arrested Malley, 55, last month in connection with the death of Victoria Shachtay of Innisfail, about 100 kilometres north of Calgary.

Malley, also of Innisfail, is charged with first-degree murder, causing an explosion likely to cause harm or death, and sending an explosive device to a person.

Brian Malley, a financial adviser, is charged with first-degree murder. (Amanda McRoberts)

Shachtay, 23, was killed in November 2011 after a package delivered to her home exploded. Her seven-year-old daughter was at school at the time and was not harmed, though Shachtay's female caregiver suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

Shachtay's father, Victor Shachtay, attended the bail hearing. He said he misses his daughter and keeps a close eye on his now eight-year-old granddaughter.

"The last time I saw her, she was doing as well as can be expected," he said outside court. "She still hasn't got the concept of her mother dying or how her mother died. Nobody wants to give her the how, but the fact that she's gone, she hasn't got the concept of death."

Earlier this week, CBC News learned Malley led a troubling personal life.

He and his first wife, whom he married when she was 16, divorced after she accused him of threatening violence and death against her and the couple's daughter.

Malley denied the allegations.

Court documents show Malley was dismissed after a brief stint with the Edmonton Police Service for conduct unbecoming of an officer. He had been found not guilty of possession of stolen property.

Malley's second marriage ended when he became involved with a co-worker, who eventually married him.

With files from CBC's Janice Johnston