A Canadian man, who currently serves a 31-year sentence for killing a former friend and business partner in the U.S. in the 1995, has avowed to pursue an extremely controversial lawsuit against the dead man’s widow. 62-years-old Larry Shandola, born in Vancouver, alleged that his murder conviction in 2001 as a “travesty,” informing reporters from a Washington State prison that he will be making an appeal against the dismissal of his suit against Paula Henry last week. Paula’s husband, Robert Henry, was murdered “execution-style” in a Tacoma, Wash., parking lot almost 18 years ago.
Shandola explained that he will continue the suit in attempt to overcome her objections to his requested for transferring to a Canadian prison. He mentioned that “I have no desire to harass this woman.” Even though the Shandola’s appeal has resulted in an outrage in Washington, asking for new restrictions on prisoners’ rights to sue, he maintains that his legal action is incited by “false” statements made by Henry and three others in letters to the state corrections department protesting the inmate’s proposed transfer to Canada.
Shandola mentioned in an interview, that even though “I was convicted of murdering her husband,” “I steadfastly maintain that I did not commit that crime.” He explained from Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen, Wash., about 70 kilometres west of the state capital Olympia, that “I’d exhausted my appeals. I wasn’t getting anywhere, and I was just tired, I was burned out.”
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