Banff murder suspect John Sproule can be released on bail under strict conditions that include $20,000 total cash and his parents posting bonds totaling $150,000 on their residential property, a Calgary judge ruled late Tuesday.
Judge Jim Eamon agreed with defense attorney Eamon O’Keeffe that Sproule was a suitable candidate for bail pending trial.
Crown prosecutor Kaitlyn Perrin opposed O’Keeffe’s application.
At the request of the defense attorney, Eamon ordered a publication ban on the submissions before him and his reasons for granting Sproule release.
Among the conditions of the accused’s bail is that he live at his parents’ home in Lake Country, BC, under house arrest.
The Court of King’s Bench judge said exceptions to the 24-hour, seven-day curfew would be for work or training and things like medical emergencies.
Sproule (20) is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the September 3 stabbing death of Ryden Brogden (27), who was taken to hospital early that morning where he succumbed to his injuries.