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Convicted killer faces US charges after leaving Canada

January 23, 2019

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A man whose history of violent crimes began with the bludgeoning death of his mother is in a New York jail after being deported from Canada following his release from prison there.

William Shrubsall, who changed his name to Ethan Macleod, pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court Tuesday to charges dating to 1996, when he fled to Canada while on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl. He was represented by a public defender and is being held without bail.

Shrubsall was paroled by Canadian authorities in November after serving 20 years for attacks on three women in Nova Scotia in 1998.

The 47-year-old was first arrested in 1988 when he fatally beat his mother in Niagara Falls. As a 17-year-old youthful offender, he served 16 months.

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