Parole denied: Campbell’s bid for day parole fails

Brent, Alica and Joel Campbell with a picture of their mother, Fenny, who was murdered in Wyoming in 1998 by her husband, Donald Wayne Campbell. He was turned down for unescorted temporary absences May 15.

Donald Wayne Campbell has been denied parole.

Nearly 25 years ago, Donald Campbell killed his wife, Fenny, in their Wyoming home and then tried to cover up her death by disguising it as a traffic death. During the trial, it was revealed Donald Campbell had abused his wife, often humiliating her, and was seeking a way out of his marriage when he killed her in the garage of the family home. 

He was convicted of first degree murder and has spent the last 25 years in prison.

Campbell was before the Parole Board of Canada asking for both unescorted temporary absences as well as day parole.

It is a move the children of Fenny Campbell opposed.

“Donald Campbell has never taken responsibility for his actions, he has never shown any remorse for the pain he has caused, and to this day insists that he is innocent. Every court and appeal process to date has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is fully responsible and fully guilty of his crime,” Brent Campbell wrote last week on social media.

Brent, Joel and Alica opposed the move at Thursday’s hearing.

This evening, Brent Campbell wrote the request had been denied.

“We are so grateful for all the support, encouragement, thoughts and prayers. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support over these past days,” Brent wrote.

“We know that this won’t be our last battle for justice, but we are savouring this decision.”