The parole board of Canada has granted early release to Norma Jean Mooswa, the woman convicted in 2004 in connection to a fatal car crash in Cochin that killed six people.
The parole board has approved her statutory release, which is widely available for those serving two-thirds of their sentence.
Mooswa had been serving time at a healing lodge near Maple Creek. Under the early release plan, she is due to get out Aug. 20 and must not drink nor go into any place where liquor is sold or served.
She was convicted in connection to the fatal July 1 crash in Cochin in which her vehicle plowed into a line of vehicles in front of her own at top speed. Six people were killed including four in her own vehicle and two in the back of the vehicle she hit, a Toyota Echo.
Mooswa was behind the wheel despite having her license already suspended for three previous drinking and driving convictions. Mooswa's car was clocked travelling at 160 km/h at the time of the crash.
Mooswa pleaded guilty later in 2004 to six counts of impaired driving causing death and four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm and was sentenced to 10 years.
However, her time in custody has not been without controversy, as victims of family members killed in the crash have been critical of the escorted temporary day passes Mooswa has been able to obtain while in custody at the healing lodge.
Mooswa also applied to the parole board on at least two occasions for unescorted temporary absences, both of which were turned down.