The 36-year-old, reputed to be a killer for the Hells Angels, was denied statutory release this week after the National Parole Board ruled he was too high a risk to "kill or cause serious harm to another person" before his sentence ends on Dec. 26, 2009.
He is serving time after pleading guilty in 2005 to conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking and committing an offence for a criminal organization.
Wooley had been tried three times for two different murders committed during Quebec's biker gang war but was never convicted. That, and the fact he was once Hells Angels leader Maurice (Mom) Boucher's personal bodyguard, have probably contributed to Wooley's notoriety among his fellow inmates at a penitentiary in Ontario.The parole board's written decision denying Wooley his release, which had been slated for June, says he wields considerable influence behind bars. He is also considered an impulsively violent man. A psychological assessment in January determined he is a high risk to reoffend.The summary of a hearing held Tuesday in Kingston, Ont., notes: "According to your case management team, no matter where you find yourself in custody, the power conferred upon you by your official status among bikers, and implicitly at the head of street gangs, is of such a scale that no (rehabilitation) program can sufficiently protect the public from the risk you represent."In 2006, Wooley beat a fellow inmate who had criticized him for using his influence to break up a brawl between two gangs inside a penitentiary. A video camera captured images of Wooley punching the man; minutes later, two other inmates were recorded stabbing the same man. The victim survived.
During the latter half of the 1990s, Wooley was a member of the Rockers, a Hells Angels puppet gang founded by Boucher. Because of his Haitian origins, Wooley was unable to join the world's biggest outlaw motorcycle gang officially, because of its policy of excluding blacks.One night in April 2000, he was caught at Mirabel airport, waiting to board a plane with a loaded .44-calibre pistol in his baggage. He was sentenced to 21/2 years. That same night, two drug dealers who worked for Wooley were shot dead outside a Montreal strip club. Wooley was never charged with the killings but police sources said Wooley is believed to have ordered the deaths.
In 2005, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison, but because he had served considerable time behind bars while he successfully fought a murder charge, he had only four years left to serve.The parole board is required to review its decision within a year