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Drunk driver who killed mother of 4 granted parole

The man convicted in the drunk driving death of a Richmond Hill mother of four was granted parole Wednesday.

In 2009, Matthew Junkert was handed a five year jail sentence for the 2006 crash that killed Terri Callaway.

Callaway was struck and killed while out jogging, not far from her home.

In April, Callaway’s husband Gareth submitted a victim impact statement to the parole board, which he shared with CityNews.

“I understand you are prepared to give my wife’s killer full parole without a hearing,” he wrote.

“Yet again I feel as if I am pushing water uphill by addressing you. I pray that none of you lose a loved one to a drunk killer so that you don’t have to deal with the very system that is supposed to protect you.”

“You never cease to amaze me.”

Junkert must report to Barrie parole board. His conditions include a ten year driving suspension, and no drinking.