Former Northern Resident Staying In Jail

Monday, February 07, 2005 at 13:47



A transplanted northerner who was declared a dangerous offender is going to jail indefinitely.


The judge at his hearing says 42-year-old Ronald Harvey Laprise, who now lives in Saskatoon, will likely hurt someone else if he is released into the public.


Laprise has more than 40 convictions — including attempted murder, assault and sexual assault.


The judge deferred the sentencing to the National Parole Board, saying it is the only body with the expertise to judge when, if ever, Laprise can re-enter the community.


Laprise was born in Ile-a-la-Crosse and grew up in Garson Lake.


The hearing heard that Laprise was sexually and physically abused after being placed in a residential school in La Loche in his youth.


(with files from the Canadian Press)