Poker champ's ex wants to stay in prison, Parole Board says no

Bianca Rojas-Latraverse. (Facebook photo)

Bianca Rojas-Latraverse. (Facebook photo)

Marie-Eve Dumont QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:54 PM ET

MONTREAL - The woman who masterminded the beating and robbery of world poker champ Jonathan Duhamel can't stay in prison even though she wants to, the National Parole Board has ruled.

Bianca Rojas-Latraverse told the board this month that she wants to serve her entire three-and-a-half-year sentence behind bars.

The 22-year-old said she wanted to "do her time and her sentence," telling the board that she hoped it would "reduce the pain" of Duhamel, her ex-boyfriend and 2010 World Series of Poker champion.

Parole Board Commissioner Anne-Marie Asselin replied that the young woman had to be released automatically after two-thirds of her sentence.

"The Corrections and Conditional Release Act stipulates that you will be released under supervision on the prescribed date and remain (free) until your sentence expires," Asselin wrote.


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