B.C. child-killer Allan Schoenborn has failed in his bid to not be deemed a “high-risk accused.”
The man, who was found not criminally responsible in the 2008 deaths of his three children in Merritt, had tried to challenge Bill C-14.
BACKGROUND: What does “high-risk accused” mean?
The law enables courts to classify those found “not criminally responsible” as “high-risk accuseds.” Among other things, it means the period of time between reviews on Schoenborn’s freedom from a forensic psychiatric hospital could be extended from a year to up to three years.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge said Wednesday that the language of Bill C-14 is clear — that the designation applies to all currently in system.
Schoenborn’s lawyers had argued that it unconstitutional to apply the law “retroactively” to people found not criminally responsible several years ago.