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Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

FILE PHOTO - Kelly Ellard and her father Lawrence leave the Vancouver courthouse, March 30, 2000. The grandfather of a teenage girl beaten and drowned on Vancouver Island nearly two decades ago says he wishes his granddaughter's killer well after a news report that she is pregnant in prison. Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard to become a better person.
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October 24, 2016 - 2:30 PM

VICTORIA - The grandfather of a teenage girl beaten and drowned on Vancouver Island nearly two decades ago says he wishes his granddaughter's killer well after a news report that she is pregnant in prison.

Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard to become a better person.

Pallan was reacting to a report from the Vancouver Sun that Ellard is eight months pregnant following a conjugal visit with her boyfriend, who is also currently behind bars.

Ellard was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Reena Virk.

She was 15 years old when she smashed Virk's head against a tree and held the Grade 9 student's head underwater until she stopped moving.

She was denied supervised release from prison last May after a parole board found the now-33-year-old woman was still minimizing many aspects of her crime.

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