The decision to deny parole to convicted murderer, rapist and arsonist Allan Legere has been upheld.

The Parole Board of Canada had denied Legere’s application in January, but he appealed, alleging bias by two female board members.

In a decision released today, the appeal division of the Parole Board affirmed the January ruling.

It says there was nothing on the audio recording of the January hearing to suggest the board members appeared biased.

The appeal division says the board denied parole based on Legere’s violent criminal history and risk to reoffend.

Legere was known as the “Monster of the Miramichi” for a series of murders in northeastern New Brunswick in the late 1980s.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2021.

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