A ruling on whether the mentally ill man who killed his daughter and two sons in Merritt seven years ago should be granted some freedom has been reserved.
Allan Schoenborn says he’s learned how to control his anger and can be trusted to spend an hour grabbing coffee or going for a walk while escorted by police.
His doctors agree with him, but prosecutor Wendy Dawson says his history of violence, defiance of authorities and refusal to fully participate in treatment programs is proof he’s still a public threat.
She says the better option is to move Schoenborn into a less restricted ward of the hospital where he will be able to interact with more patients.
In the past five years, he’s had 49 recorded altercations with other patients and staff.
It could be several days before a ruling is made public.