Parole granted for man who robbed Liverpool bar

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A man convicted of a violent robbery in Liverpool in 2004 is getting parole in British Columbia. 

John Harris Leander Williams, 53, was given parole with several conditions on his release.

He must live at a community correctional centre, halfway house or approved private home placement. He also must report intimate relationships, abstain from alcohol and drugs, and cannot associate with anyone with criminal or substance abuse issues.

In 2004, Williams robbed 21st Century Billiards, after injecting cocaine and going on an alcohol binge.

After the last customer left, he threw the waitress down and demanded the cast from the register. He later demanded oral sex from her, but was rebuffed and she managed to escape to the other side of the pool table. Eventually he left with $2,700 from the register.

From there he took a taxi to Halifax and spent the money on drugs. He was later arrested by Chester RCMP without incident, when he was on his way to turn himself in.

Williams has been in jail several times before, once for manslaughter in 1984 for killing an elderly woman during a robbery.


Geographic location: Liverpool, Halifax

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