September 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - A woman has been banned from Kamloops and surrounding areas after repeatedly threatening to kill her sister and herself.
Shauna Hardy, 38, was given two years of probation with her suspended sentence while appearing by video in Kamloops Provincial Court today, Sept. 26.
Hardy pleaded guilty to uttering threats to her probation officer and her Kamloops sister in April of this year.
Judge Roy Dickey told the court the parole board and Hardy's psychiatrist had "significant concerns" about Hardy being allowed back in the public and deemed her a high-risk to reoffend.
Hardy is currently being held in custody in Maple Ridge and has previously been convicted of uttering threats against her sister.
Court heard Hardy's psychiatrist believes she may harm herself and when she is asked directly admits to still having plans to kill her sister and herself.
Dickey told the court Hardy believes both her and her "significantly challenged" sister should be with their dead mother, adding her sister has the mental capacity of a two-year-old and is under 24/7 supervised care.
Court heard Hardy has a long history of mental health issues including borderline personality disorder "which is considered to be debilitating," Dickey said.
Hardy has audio and visual hallucinations, but Dickey says there is some hope that somewhere down the road Hardy will get better with proper care.
"Unfortunately, the (24-hour) supervision in the community through one of the health authorities is not available to her," Dickey said.
Crown asked for a 12 month probation and suspended sentence, but Dickey said he believed a longer probationary period was fitting.
Along with the two years of probation, Hardy is to have no contact with her sister or be within 200-kilometres of Kamloops. She's banned from owning weapons and must seek counselling and treatment as set out by her probation officer.
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