“To hear now that he’s going to be released on supervised day passes is a concern to everyone who lives in the Tri-Cities area.”
As news surfaced that convicted child killer Allan Schoenborn will be granted escorted day passes from a psychiatric hospital in Coquitlam, reaction continues to pour in.
Port Coquitlam city councillor Brad West says the BC Review Board’s decision to grant Schoenborn some freedoms is one thing, but their decision to deny Crown’s request to give the victims’ family and the public 48 hours notice of his impending release is another.
“That’s one of the real concerns with this is the lack of transparency and the lack of information for people in our community. We’re not going to know the details of when he’s released, or where he is.”
“I think it’s the least that could’ve been done given the hell this family’s been put through, just an absolute nightmare. The very least that could’ve been done was to grant them that information, and it would’ve been important to the public as well.”
West adds he would support the family’s decision to go to Supreme Court in order to have Schoenborn deemed a high-risk offender.