A man who threw his infant son against a couch and killed him is not a danger to the community, according to the National Parole Board.
Darren Frederick Viennot still has trouble managing stress, and that’s made it hard for him to find a job. But he’s made progress in the last four years, says a decision released yesterday by the board. It was issued after an annual review of his parole.
“Your case management team remains focused on assisting you to be independent and self-sufficient in an environment where you can manage stress,” reads the decision.
Viennot must remain in a halfway house, where he’s been living since he first got parole in 2006.
In July 1994, Viennot shook his 5½-month-old son, Devon, six times to stop him from crying, then threw him three times against the couch. The baby died in hospital the next day.
Viennot is now trying to get a disability pension.