Allan Schoenborn, convicted of killing his three children, will be allowed day passes out of the psychiatric hospital where he is currently confined.
The B.C. government announced today they would not appeal the decision made by B.C. Review Board last month to allow Schoenborn day passes into the community. The government’s choice not to appeal means the killer will receive escorted leaves monitored by Dr. Johann Brink at Colony Farm Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.
B.C.’s Criminal Justice Branch reviewed all evidence and concluded that they could not offer the legal requirements necessary to appeal the Review Board’s case.
While Schoenborn will be allowed escorted access into the community, he must not acquire, possess or use any firearms, explosives or offensive weapons, or use alcohol or drugs. He also must not contact, directly or indirectly, ex-wife Darcy Clarke, Val Clarke, Stacy Galt, Mike Clark or Barb Phillips.
Schoenborn’s ex-wife released a statement today, saying:
Two weeks ago Allan Schoenborn, the man who murdered my three children – Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon – was granted escorted visits into the Tri-Cities. This was an outcome my family and I had been dreading. Today, that dread has turned to anguish. Today Justice Minister Suzanne Anton refused to help correct an unjust decision and turned down our appeal of the B.C. Review Board’s ruling granting freedoms to a triple child killer.
In 2008, Schoenborn killed his three children – Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8, and Cordon, 5 – while looking after them for his estranged ex-wife. The deceased children were found in their beds by mother Darcy Clarke. All had been suffocated and the daughter was also beat with a cleaver. Schoenborn also wrote “Gone to Neverland” and “Forever Young” in blood and soy sauce.
During trial in 2010, he was found not criminally responsible for first degree murder on account of a mental disorder. The court also found that Schoenborn loved his children and in his disordered mental state, thought killing them would protect them from abuse.
Schoenborn was born in Vancouver and only received a grade 9 education. He worked as a roofer and had a history of mental illness.