The man who shot and killed a Hells Angels gang member on a rural Langley property in 2016 will be released from prison, but only to a supervised halfway house, the Parole Board of Canada has decided.
Jason Francis Wallace pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2017 for killing Robert Green in a Quonset hut on 72nd Avenue.
Wallace, Green, and several other men had been partying at the rural property, and all had been consuming drugs and alcohol for hours.
According to the Parole Board’s release documents, Wallace grabbed a gun from the waistband of a friend and accidentally shot Green, killing him instantly.
Wallace had been trying to fire a warning shot at some other men who were at the party, who Wallace believed were coming at him. Wallace was “grossly intoxicated” at the time.
Wallace turned himself in to the RCMP in Surrey. He plead guilty and was sentenced to six years, nine months, and 10 days.
Another friend of Wallace’s who had been at the scene, Shaun Clary, was found murdered and dismembered a week after Green’s death, on Langley’s Robertson Crescent. IHIT has said in the past that Clary’s killing is believed to be linked to the killing of Green.
Clary and Wallace both had ties to the Aldergrove-based 856 gang, which was allied with the Hells Angels.
Wallace is also serving a separate sentence for drug trafficking, after he was arrested in 2014 with methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin pills, six cell phones, and a drug press and cocaine mold. The street value of the drugs was estimated at about about $600,000.
The Parole Board release decision noted that the killing of Green was not the first time Wallace has been involved in a serious violent incident.
In 2007, when he was just 18, Wallace stabbed another teenager in the chest in an unprovoked attack outside of a high school graduation house party in Brookswood. The victim suffered a collapsed lung. Wallace pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, but the judge accepted that Wallace had cut his gang ties in the wake of the attack and gave him a sentence of house arrest.