Day parole suspension lifted for killer Kerry Sim (formerly Kelly Ellard)
The Parole Board of Canada has lifted a suspension of day parole for killer Kerry Sim, formerly Kelly Ellard.
In a ruling dated Oct. 28, the parole board said Sim — who was jailed in July 2005 for her role in the 1997 murder of Victoria teen Reena Virk — was first granted day parole in May 2016 and that it had been extended several times since then.
Her most recent day parole allowed her to spend two nights a week at a community residential facility and five nights a week at home. Sim has two children.
According to the ruling, over the past two years Sim, 39, has been impacted by the stress of motherhood and maintaining a household.
The ruling states that in July 2021, Sim met with her parole officer and lost her temper. It was reported to the parole board that there had been two-way domestic violence in Sim’s relationship and that she had consumed alcohol, which is not allowed under her parole conditions.
“Warrants were issued and executed on Aug. 12, 2021, due to an increase in risk/deterioration of behaviour and for protection of society,” the parole board stated.
During a meeting on Aug. 16, after her parole had been suspended, Sim denied any domestic violence in her relationship.
“Your parole officer challenged you because of the reliable information that there had been violence on two occasions. It was reported that you had slapped your spouse on one occasion and that you had pushed each other in front of the children on the other occasion,” the parole board wrote.