High risk violent offender and animal killer Kalya Bourque has been released, and will be living in New Westminster.
The twenty-five year-old woman from Burnaby spent time in jail in 2012 for killing her dog and cat.
She was released after serving less than a third of sentence, but with nearly 50 conditions on her behaviour.
One of them included not accessing the Internet.
But she somehow managed to do that, and she was arrested at the end of March when evidence of her going online was caught by her supervisors.
She pleaded guilty in July.
A judge has sentenced her to one day in jail, which has already been served, as well as another two years’ probation.
She was released this afternoon, at which time the New Westminster police sent out the following public notification:
“Kayla BOURQUE, age 25, is a high risk violent offender and is the subject of a public notification conducted by the Ministry of Justice, Corrections Branch. BOURQUE is 162 cm (5”4’) tall and weighs 66 kg (146 lb). She is slender with brown eyes, and black hair. She plans on living in the City of New Westminster. BOURQUE has an escalating criminal history. She has offended violently against both people and animals and is considered high risk to reoffend. She has been convicted of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to animals, willfully and without lawful excuse killing animals and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.”
Lynda Molnar with the Royal City Humane Society, based in New Westminster, says Bourque shouldn’t have been released.
Molnar encourages the public to report any violations of her 47 court-imposed conditions.
“They are just going to have to make sure, the public is going to have to make sure, she is standing by those regulations of her probation.”
She’ll now be the subject of electronic monitoring and a curfew.