Rachel Kleven given six months day parole by feds

A former Cowichanian serving life for helping murder a valley woman, has been granted day parole, federal documents say.

The Parole Board of Canada ruling, dated March 25, says Rachel Anne Kleven is granted day parole for six months, under a string of special conditions.

Those include no direct or indirect contact with any member of her victim's family; reporting intimate and non-intimate sexual relationships, and friendships with females and males, to her parole supervisor; not visiting the island, unless approved; not using or buying illegal drugs, or alcohol; having no association with criminals, and more.

Kleven, 38, is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of her ex-boyfreind's mother, Cobble Hill's Rhonda Haynes — a case that gripped Cowichan in January 1995.

The board's explanation outlines how Kleven's earlier parole saw her steal and revert to illegal drug use.

However, Kleven has undergone counselling and education programs to help her go straight by snapping her addictions, and illegal behaviour.

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