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May 8, 2011 3:03 pm

Jewish School Firebomber Gets Parole

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Montreal Gazette – A man who firebombed a Jewish school in Outremont is set to be released from a penitentiary soon, as he nears the statutory release date on his sentence.

Omar Bulphred, 25, was sentenced to the equivalent of a seven-year prison term on Feb. 12, 2009, after he pleaded guilty in Montreal to firebombing the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish Boys School in Outremont, as well as setting a fire at the YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Centre in 2007. With the time he served behind bars awaiting the outcome of his case factored in, Bulphred was left with 40 months to serve.

Bulphred will be required to reside at a halfway house until his sentence ends in June 2012. While most inmates are required to live at a halfway house for part of the week, Bulphred will be required to return to his every night. His case-management team also recommended the halfway house be located outside of a specific part of Quebec. While the area was redacted from the summary, it is likely Bulphred’s halfway house will have to be located far from Montreal’s Jewish community.

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