The woman who was convicted for Manslaughter in the 2001 killing of Annette Allen in a Surrey residence dubbed the “House of Horrors”, was arrested by Metro Vancouver Transit Police in late January.
On January 25, 2015, at 6:30 pm, a woman was the subject of a fare check by Transit Police at the Gateway SkyTrain Station in Surrey. After producing an expired fare and lying about her identity, the woman was identified after arrest as Joanna Lee Larson, 43 years, for whom there was a warrant for Revocation of National Parole in effect.
Larson was convicted for the vicious killing of Allen at the notorious home on 108th Street in Surrey and sentenced to 18 years, reduced to 13 years after receiving double credit for time served in pre-trial custody. She was released on day parole in 2009 after serving 4 years and 3 months. She was arrested several years later for revocation of Parole and released again in 2014. The current warrant was issued for failing to return to her designated facility and being at large in the community.
Larson has been returned to the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge.
In 2013 Transit Police officers arrested 1003 people for warrants and breaches of existing court imposed conditions. The removal of these people from our transit system assists in the assurance that our customers can enjoy a safe and comfortable experience while they use metro transit.
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