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B.C. review board to mull partial freedom for dad who murdered his 3 children

Allan Dwayne Schoenborn is shown in an undated RCMP handout photo.
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April 29, 2015 - 1:02 PM

COQUITLAM, B.C. - The issue of partial freedom for a man who murdered his three children is back before a British Columbia review board today.

The doctors at the psychiatric hospital where Allan Schoenborn is being held are recommending that he be granted escorted day outings.

The Crown is introducing a new witness during the three-day hearing this week who is expected to counter the method that psychiatrists use to determine Schoenborn's risk to the public.

The Crown is expected to lay a foundation to ask that Schoenborn be designated a high-risk offender under new federal legislation.

Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible in 2010 for the deaths of his daughter and two sons in their Merritt, B.C., home two years earlier.

While the man has had several review hearings, he has never been released from the psychiatric institute east of Vancouver.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
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