Ryan Crossley, the man who as a teenager killed Port Coquitlam's Jesse Penner, will spend another year behind bars after pleading guilty to an assault charge.
Crossley, 22, was due to be released from a Saskatchewan prison last December after completing his full six-year sentence for Penner's murder but he has remained in custody on two assaults he committed while in prison.
In February, he was sentenced to one year in jail and, last week, he was handed another one-year term to be served consecutively, meaning Crossley will be due for release in early 2015. Once he's out, he'll be under a 10-year firearms prohibition and must also submit a DNA sample.
Crossley was out on bail for several violent offences at the time he stabbed Penner to death outside a house party in February 2006, where the former Douglas College baseball player was trying to break up a fight. Crossley was just 16 at the time but had already racked up 10 convictions ranging from theft to armed robbery and assault.
At one of his parole hearings, the board noted Crossley had suffered two head injuries at an early age, which may contribute to his violent outbursts. At 14, a psychiatrist diagnosed him as having severe conduct disorder.