DOUGLAS GARLAND HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 75 YEARS WITHOUT PAROLE FOR THE FIRST-DEGREE MURDERS OF KATHY AND ALVIN LIKNES AND THEIR GRANDSON NATHAN O’BRIEN.
For the second time in three weeks, infamous executioner Douglas Garland has been assaulted by detainees, this time in the Edmonton jail where he is serving his 75-year sentence.
Festoon, who was sentenced a month ago in the slayings of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their five-year-old grandson, Nathan O’Brien, was discovered harmed in his cell in Edmonton’s most extreme security foundation Monday night taking after an assault.
He had as of late exchanged to the jail from Calgary’s remand focus to serve his sentence.
Alberta Health Services said it was called to the jail around 9:30 p.m. Monday and transported a man in stable condition to healing facility.
The day after Garland’s sentencing on Feb. 17, the 57-year-old was assaulted by detainees at Calgary’s remand focus, where he anticipated his exchange to a government jail. Four men are presently charged in the strike.
Festoon’s guard legal advisor, Kim Ross, said given the past assault in Calgary, government amendments authorities ought to have known his customer might be an objective.
“We realize this is a matter that happened in the remand focus soon after he got sentenced, so I don’t think it was any astonishment to anyone when he got exchanged to the Edmonton (jail) to begin serving his sentence this was a circumstance where he would require unique care and insurance,” Ross said.
“On the off chance that this is a situation where the best possible systems and precautionary measures weren’t taken, this is something that will need to be investigated.
“I wouldn’t be astonished if there’s legitimate plan of action subsequently.”
Remedial Services Canada representative Kelly Dae Dash affirmed the government organization is researching an ambush at the jail however declined to give a specifics about the casualty or the way of the assault.
A news discharge from the organization said a detainee was found subsequent to being ambushed and soon exchanged to an outside healing center. Both Edmonton police and jail authorities are examining the episode, which saw no different detainees or staff harmed.
“The wellbeing and security of foundations, their staff and the general population remains the most noteworthy need in the operations of the government remedial framework,” the discharge said.
“The Correctional Service of Canada will research the conditions of this episode and keep on working with the police.”
Ross said now that Garland is in their guardianship to serve his sentence, the weight of his security lies with the government remedies organization.
“I know he’s not going to win any notoriety challenges but rather toward the day’s end he merits his insurance and they are under commitment to ensure that he stays safe in all perspectives,” he said.