No quick de­ci­sion for Schoen­born

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

CO­QUIT­LAM, B.C. — The lawyer for the man who killed his three chil­dren and was found not crim­i­nally re­spon­si­ble be­cause of a men­tal dis­or­der says a BC Re­view Board will need at least a month to de­cide the lat­est re­quest for tem­po­rary ab­sences from a psy­chi­atric fa­cil­ity.

Rishi Gill says Al­lan Schoen­born was be­fore the re­view board Thurs­day re­quest­ing lim­ited, staff-sup­ported com­mu­nity out­ings.

Schoen­born has been held at the Foren­sic Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal in Co­quit­lam, B.C., since 2010, af­ter be­ing con­victed of killing his 10year-old daugh­ter and two sons, aged eight and five, in April 2008.

A B.C. Supreme Court trial heard Schoen­born be­lieved he was sav­ing them from a life of sex­ual and phys­i­cal abuse.

Since then, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled against an ap­pli­ca­tion to have Schoen­born de­clared a dan­ger­ous of­fender.

In 2015, the re­view board gave the psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal the dis­cre­tion to grant Schoen­born es­corted out­ings.

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