Schoenborn struggles with anger management: psychiatrist
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.