Schoen­born strug­gles with anger man­age­ment: psy­chi­a­trist

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. — A psy­chi­a­trist says a man found not crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble be­cause of a men­tal ill­ness af­ter killing his three chil­dren is mak­ing slow progress but still strug­gles with anger man­age­ment.

Dr. Marcel Hedi­ger told a re­view board hear­ing that it’s un­likely he would rec­om­mend Al­lan Schoen­born be granted su­per­vised out­ings in the next year, say­ing he would need to see Schoen­born bet­ter deal with anger man­age­ment and get help to cope with his emo­tions.

The re­view board granted the di­rec­tor of a psy­chi­atric hospi­tal in Coquitlam, B.C., the dis­cre­tion to al­low Schoen­born es­corted out­ings into the com­mu­nity two years ago, but he hasn’t been al­lowed out.

Crown at­tor­ney Wendy Daw­son wants that author­ity re­voked, ar­gu­ing Schoen­born poses too much of a risk. She con­tends Schoen­born’s ear­lier progress was a ploy to earn priv­i­leges from the re­view board.

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