One of B.C.’s most notorious teen killers won’t be seeing freedom quite yet.
At a hearing today, a parole board panel came up split on whether to grant Kelly Ellard escorted day passes from prison.
Ellard recently gave birth to a child, and told the panel she wanted to take it to doctors appointments and parenting classes.
The parole board will now have to form a new panel in a bid to break the deadlock.
Ellard was denied day parole in May of last year, after the parole board found she had made progress but wasn’t yet ready for release into the community, noting she gave the sense of being “too entitled.”
Kelly Ellard was convicted in 2005 of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk as part of a vicious swarming nearly two decades ago, after two earlier abortive trials.
Ellard was just 15-years-old when the attack happened in Victoria, B.C. in 1997.
Virk was swarmed and brutally beaten by a group of girls, then followed by Ellard and a 16-year-old boy named Warren Glowatski – who then continued the beating before drowning her.
Glowatski was convicted of 2nd degree murder as an adult in 1999, and paroled in 2010.
Six other girls, all between the ages of 14 and 17 pleaded or were found guilty of assault causing bodily harm.