Kelsie allegedly shot and killed Sean Simmons in the lobby of an apartment building in Dartmouth, N.S., in October 2000. Kelsie was one of four men accused of the killing, which was supposedly ordered by a Hells Angel member who was upset that Simmons had an affair with his wife. His journey through the justice system has been long and complicated and included a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that reduced his conviction to second-degree murder from first-degree murder.
He was first granted day parole in 2021, and that has been renewed in six-month increments since then. Family and friends of Simmons remain opposed to Kelsie's release and have made submissions to that effect, including one earlier this month. But Kelsie's latest problems stem from allegations he resorts to aggressive and threatening behavior when he becomes angry or impatient.
The parole board cited a confrontation at Kelsie's workplace in October, "According to the foreman supervisor, the conflict lasted three days and during which several phone calls from your co-worker were received to report that you had been threatening him and that he feared for his safety."
Police laid three charges of uttering death threats against Kelsie. Those charges are due to be heard in court in February. Kelsie's day parole suspension runs until July, at which time it will be reviewed.