Miramichi — Allan Legere, the infamous “Monster of the Miramichi,” is facing parole today after over 30 years in prison, leaving the residents of the city with one question: should they elect him to public office?
In recent months, Legere had floated the idea of running for mayor. His slogan? “The Monster For Miramichi.”
“Legere escaped maximum security prison, perpetuated at least five horrific murders and several arsons over a very short period of time,” said city Police Chief Brian Gonick. “To my ears, that is the resume of a man who can get things done.”
Gonick, a huge supporter, said that Legere’s actions speak volumes compared to the “fruitless words” of the “Liberal hacks” currently in office.
“He had the right to apply for parole in 2015, and he chose to waive that right and stay in prison,” he explained. “If that isn’t being tough on crime, then I don’t know what is.”
Mayor Adam Lordon has stated that his council has written letters to the parole board urging it to reject Legere’s application — a move that many have called a “cowardly attempt to silence the competition.”
The Manatee spoke with Legere, briefly, through a thick sheet of glass at the Edmonton Institution on Tuesday.
“Listen, I can understand Mayor Lordon’s point of view,” said Legere, calmly, tugging gently at his stirrups. “I can say that I truly wish him no harm. I just want to kill him in the polls.”
Suddenly, his grey eyes lit up.
“In fact, I want to absolutely dismember him in the ballot box! I want to drink his blood on election day! I want to tear off his head and gnaw away at his raw flesh…in the voter’s booth, of course.”