Vancouver women warned as Downtown Eastside killer released
Paul Richard Haley, 40, was released from federal custody after serving his full six-year sentence for the 2003 murder of his girlfriend.
Police say Haley “poses a risk of significant harm to female acquaintances and prospective intimate partners.”
While in custody, Haley was assessed as a high risk to re-offend against women.
He also has a history of domestic violence, including assault, mischief and theft charges.
Haley was deemed too dangerous to be released on parole and such was held in custody for the entirety of his sentence.
Haley had been living with his 19-year-old girlfriend in the Downtown Eastside's Regent Hotel when he killed her with a blunt object in May 2003.
He was originally charged with second-degree murder which was later downgraded to manslaughter.
Police describe him as a white male, five foot nine and 170 pounds. He has brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos of a dragon and a skull on either side of his neck.