One of B.C.'s most notorious killers could be on his way out of the province.
A woman whose brother was killed by his son while the son was in a psychotic state is applauding a proposed new law that could keep mentally ill people found not criminally responsible for their violent acts locked up for longer before their cases are reviewed.
Barring a last-minute change of mind, child killer Allan Schoenborn was set to be in front of a panel at 9 a.m. this morning (Friday) at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam for his annual B.C. Review Board hearing.
Prime Minster Stephen Harper descended on Burnaby Friday to announce reforms affecting offenders who are found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.
Reforms to the Canadian justice system to deal with offenders considered "not criminally responsible" because of a serious mental illness have moved another step closer to law.
COQUITLAM — Another patient has gone missing from the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam.
For several years now, Stacy Galt has lived in fear.
A patient at PoCo's Forensic Psychiatric Hospital who attacked child killer Allan Schoenborn with a billiard ball, as well as stabbing an employee with a homemade shank, has been sentenced to two years in jail.
What a year it's been. From the fire-hall saga in Port Moody to the criminal trial against former Coquitlam mayor Jon Kingsbury, there have been some lows. There have also been plenty of highs, including the 20-year anniversary of Coquitlam's own Relay for Life and a 50-per-cent drop in the local homeless population. Join us as we look back at the first half of 2011, Tri-Cities style.