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Saanich police have arrested a convict who escaped from the Mission Institution prison over the weekend.

48-year-old Michael Sheets was convicted of killing two young children in a Calgary firebombing in November 2004.

According to Correctional Service of Canada, he is currently serving a sentence of 14 years and 6 months for manslaughter, arson, escape, and other offences.

He escaped from prison on September 1st and two days later, Saanich police received information that Sheets was hiding out in Saanich. They soon confirmed that he was hiding in an outbuilding in the 5800 block of Old East Rd.

On Tuesday at about 5:20 a.m., Saanich PD and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team located and arrested Sheets without further incident.

He will now be transferred to the custody of the Correctional Service of Canada.

A troubling history

In 2015, Sheets was serving his sentence at William Head Institution in Victoria, and escaped during an escorted outing. He was quickly found hiding out at a residence, and taken back to prison.

According to the Calgary Sun, Michael Sheets threw rocks and a molotov cocktail into the home of five-year-old Ali Al-Mayahi and his four-year-old sister, Saja.

The two children died in the resulting fire, while their mother suffered severe smoke inhalation and broke her ankle after jumping out of a second storey window.

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