Schoenborn requests transfer
Allan Schoenborn requested a transfer to a psychiatric hospital in Manitoba at his annual hearing with the B.C. Review Board this morning (Friday).
Schoenborn, who was found not criminally responsible in the 2008 murders of his three children in Merritt, requested the transfer from the Port Coquitlam hospital, where he's currently in custody, to the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. He requested the move to be closer to his family. He did not request any changes to the terms of his custody.
The B.C. Review Board is expected to make a decision on the transfer by Monday. Both the Manitoba and B.C. Attorneys General would have to approve the transfer.
The hearing comes on the heels of a federal push to change the review process for those found not criminally responsible, from annual hearings to hearings once every three years.