William Shrubsall is being released from prison in Canada, CBC News reported this past week.
Imprisoned for sexual assaults in Halifax, Shrubsall, who legally changed his name to Ethan Simon Templar MacLeod while in Canadian prison, is being deported to the U.S. where he will serve a U.S. prison term.
Shrubsall’s sentence in the U.S. is related to a 1996 sexual assault involving a 17-year-old girl in Niagara Falls, N.Y. During the trial, he faked his death and fled across the border. He was convicted in absentia and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Now 47, Shrubsall’s indefinite prison sentence began in December 2001 and through each of the regular assessments he's undergone since then, he's been considered too high a risk to be granted even day parole, according to CBC News.
Shrubsall was convicted of killing his mother with a baseball bat in 1988 — the night before his high school graduation from LaSalle High School. Apparently, he had a disagreement with his mother, a domineering woman, over his having a girlfriend. He served 16 months for that crime, as he was still a minor.