At-Large Saskatchewan Stabbing Suspect Who Killed 10 Had 59 Prior Convictions

A Canadian parole board will review why the man who is accused of killing 10 people in Saskatchewan on Saturday was released from custody despite having 59 prior convictions.

The Toronto Sun reported that Myles Sanderson, 30, has been arrested for crimes ranging from robbery to domestic violence and assault with a weapon. In February 2021, the Parole Board of Canada reviewed Sanderson’s file — which detailed his lengthy criminal history — and lowered his security classification.

“It is the board’s opinion that you will not present an undue risk to society if released on statutory release and that your release will contribute to the protection of society by facilitating your reintegration to society as a law-abiding citizen,” the board wrote.

The Toronto Sun reported that by May of this year, Sanderson was deemed “unlawfully at large” as he stopped following up with his caseworker.

Myles and his brother, Damien Sanderson, 31, are accused of carrying out the stabbings at 13 locations throughout Saskatchewan, including in an indigenous community. Police said some of the victims were targeted but others were attacked at random.

On Monday, Damien was found dead near a home on the James Smith Cree Nation that authorities were investigating. Damien’s injuries appeared to not be self-inflicted, but police have not said whether they believe Myles is responsible. Myles remains unaccounted for.

Meanwhile, multiple sources told the Daily Beast that Myles traveled to Regina following the stabbing spree that left 10 dead and 18 injured. The sources said they believe the voyage was a goodbye trip for Myles, who they think ultimately took his own life.

A source told the news outlet, “If Myles Sanderson was alive and being harbored somewhere by someone, we’d know about it by now.”

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[Featured image: Myles Sanderson/Royal Canadian Mounted Police]