Man convicted of killing B.C. toddler released on bail as he awaits appeal

There are numerous restrictions placed on Tallio outside of prison

Phillip Talliois getting his first taste of life outside prison walls in almost 37 years as he awaits his appeal, but it comes with strict conditions.

B.C. Court of Appeal Justice Elizabeth Bennet has released her reasons for bail conditions imposed on Tallio, who pleaded guilty for the murder of 22-month old Bella Coola toddler Delavina Mack in 1983. Tallio has since renounced that guilty plea and, as a result, never qualified for parole during his entire stay in prison.

Tallio was initially denied bail in August because the judge felt that there wasn’t adequate support for his release. He was granted bail on Jan. 9 and has since moved to a supportive residential facility which cannot be named due to a publication ban. The facility will provide 24-hour supervision for Tallio.

As part of his release Tallio must abide by a strict curfew and he is forbidden to leave the province or travel to Bella Coola, Hagensborg, or Bella Bella.

He may not travel to Vancouver unless he is accompanied by a member of the facility housing him, or someone else approved by a bail supervisor.

He is forbidden to have any contact with the victim’s family, unless it is through legal counsel.

Tallio is not permitted to be in the presence of any person under the age of 16 years, unless accompanied by or in the presence of an adult at all times. He is also not permitted to consume any alcohol or any illegal substances or be in possession of any weapons. He is to continue to receive trauma counselling.

Tallio must surrender into custody at 9 a.m. on March 30, 2020 when the five-week appeal is expected to begin.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C. premier talks forestry, service needs with handful of northern mayors in Prince George

Prince George meeting completes premier’s tour of Kitimat, Terrace, Fort St. James and Quesnel

Indigenous LNG supporters chide human rights advocates over pipeline comments

Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected First Nation councils along the pipeline’s 670-kilometre path

Houston heads to Burns Lake for hockey

Burns Lake hosted a initiation one day hockey tournament on Jan. 18.… Continue reading

Home sales increase in Houston

Sale prices also increase in the communities

Council to push for high school driver education

Says it will aid in finding employment

VIDEO: Music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at Grammys award show

Music artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Rick Ross and Kirk Franklin paid tribute to Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

The cause of the crash that killed Bryant, his daughter and several others was unknown

Victoria-area wolf tranquilized after being seen running around neighbourhood

Officials say wolf unharmed during its ‘arrest’

Ontario confirms second presumptive coronavirus case in wife of first patient

Both arrived on a China Southern Airlines flight after having been to Wuhan

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

Most Read