Crown won't appeal Schoenborn "High Risk Accused" ruling

By Greg Fry
September 14, 2017 - 2:20pm Updated: September 14, 2017 - 5:24pm

KAMLOOPS — The BC Prosecution Service won't be appealing a decision by the BC Supreme Court last month dismissing the Crown's application to have Allan Schoenborn designated a high risk offender.

After a review of the court's reasons, the BCPS has concluded there is no likelihood that it would succeed in an appeal of the court's decision.

Schoenborn killed his three children in Merritt in 2008.

In February 2010, the BC Supreme Court ruled Schoenborn was guilty of the murders. However, the judge ruled that Schoeborn was not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder.

Since that time, Schoenborn has been detained at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam, seeking supervised trips into the community with regular appeals to the BC Review Board. 

The mother of Schoenborn's children, Darcie Clark, released a statement on today's decision, noting "we encouraged Crown Counsel to file an appeal," adding "I nor my family and represenatives will be commenting further on the question of the appeal."

Instead, she said they "are preparing to block Allan's request for additional freedoms at his upcoming BC Review Board hearing on Nov. 10th. That is where we are focusing our energies — not on what we can't do, but on what we can do."





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