A parole hearing for former NHL player Mike Danton, jailed for allegedly trying to have his coach killed, is set to take place today near Kingston. Danton pleaded guilty in 2004 in the U.S. in a failed murder-for-hire plot that allegedly targeted David Frost. Frost was acquitted last year of sexual exploitation charges involving two of his young players when he coached the Junior A Quinte Hawks, Danton’s old team. Danton was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in the U.S. and was transferred to Kingston in March, when he reached full parole eligibility.
National Parole Board members will conduct the hearing and they usually return the same day with a decision.