A freedom of information request into how much B.C. child killer Allan Schoenborn is costing tax payers by delaying court appearances has been denied.
Dave Teixeira who speaks for Schoenborn’s ex-wife says the Ministry of Justice and public defender won’t offer up information.
He filed the FOI a month ago.
Eventually, he got a hold of someone from the Criminal Justice Branch.
Teixeira says the response was baffling.
”They are under no obligation to give this information out as long as Mr.Schoenborn is in the court system and/or in custody, they never have to give this information. Even when he decides not to do this anymore, that information will not be released.”
Teixeira says he was motivated to dig into the question because Schoenborn’s legal team keeps delaying the process.
“Someone like Mr. Schoenborn and his defense team who continuously tie up the system with appeal after appeal or constitutional challenge or, we can’t make those dates so let’s delay them. What’s the cost to the taxpayer? “$100,000? Is this a million, is this $5 million in what I consider unnecessary legal wrangling that’s going on by himself and the defense team.”
BACKGROUND: What does “high-risk accused” mean?
So what’s next?
“I can file an appeal, an official appeal as oppose to just a phone call appeal. From there I certainly will be approaching various MLA’s and so on to see if they can pry these numbers loose.
Shoenborn’s team has been fighting the crown’s request for a high-risk designation.
He was found not criminally responsible for killing his three children 2008.