The BC Review Board is expected to release its decision either Thursday or Friday on whether to grant child-killer Allan Schoenborn escorted day passes.
Schoenborn has been staying at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam since he was found not criminally responsible for killing his three young children in Merritt in 2008.
Dave Teixeira, who speaks for the family of Schoenborn’s ex-wife, says they are optimistic, but also concerned, about how long it’s taken to come to a decision.
“The Ministry of Justice has indicated that this sort of delay is highly unusual. In fact, from what we understand, this is the longest delay between end of a BC Review Board hearing and when a decision will come out in the history of British Columbia.”
Public anger followed a 2011 decision to grant Schoenborn escorted day passes. That was later withdrawn.
That debacle led to changes that now make it more difficult for high-risk individuals to be granted day passes.