Elisabeth Rioux’s ex isn’t getting out of jail anytime soon, and here’s why

The ex-spouse of businesswoman and influencer Elisabeth Rioux will not be released after a sixth of her sentence due to a lack of rehabilitation efforts.

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“They did not take any serious therapeutic measures prior to imprisonment. You do not provide any information that would lead you to believe that your care could begin during the release measure you are requesting,” read the Commission Québécoise des libérations conditionnelles decision on Bryan McCormick.

Recall that earlier in the summer McCormick, 29, was sentenced to six months in prison for being physically violent and repeatedly threatening to kill Elisabeth Rioux even while she was pregnant with their daughter Wolfie.

A few weeks later, Elisabeth also reacted to the verdict that she was empty and scared.

The court ruled that he was too violent and dangerous to warrant an early release from prison.

In order to control the influencer, he had attacked her between 13 and 15 times in a single year. In addition to the violence against Elisabeth, McCormick had not shrunk from destroying property or even banging on walls hard enough to pierce them.

“The violence you used is not situational or circumstantial,” the commissioners said at Tuesday’s hearing. You made a conscious decision to use violence against your intimate partner in order to control your marital environment. The crimes are objectively serious and likely to have significant consequences for the victim.

Despite his gestures, McCormick yesterday claimed he was “not a violent person”. But while he said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions, he then had mixed words. Among other things, he claimed that an injury to his ex-wife’s lip was caused simply “by a kiss.”

“You tackle and say that there are two sides of the coin,” says the decision.

Even if one reviewer recommended a sixth-sentence early release, the commissioners felt McCormick should remain incarcerated so that he shows a “sincere motivation to invest in real change.”

“Taking into account all elements of the file […]”The Commission considers that the risk of recidivism you have presented is unacceptable, taking into account the need to protect the public,” the decision reads.


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