Convicted killer Kelly Ellard has been granted escorted releases from prison to attend medical appointments and parenting programs with her baby.
She has spent about 15-years in prison for second-degree murder in the 1997 beating and drowning death of 14-year-old Reena Virk outside Victoria.
Ellard’s first child was born late last year in the Abbotsford prison where she is currently serving her sentence.
In January Ellard made the same request to a parole board panel but her request was denied after the two-member panel couldn’t agree on a decision.
The board had to form a new panel in a bid to break the deadlock.
“…she took my daughter’s life and made herself a killer”
Reena Virk’s mother, Sumann says granting Ellard temporary escorted absences is just one more example of how the “system is flawed.”
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Sumann Virk says she has little sympathy for the woman who killed her daughter, and the notoriety it’s given her in the public spotlight.
“When she took my daughter’s life and made herself a killer, I believe the system is very flawed in that it allowed Kelly Ellard to have a conjugal visit and to have a child.”
Sumann Virk says she believes Ellard will only put herself at risk of being ostracized taking escorted leave.