UPDATED: Schoenborn requests transfer to Manitoba
The B.C. Review Board supported Allan Schoenborn’s request to be transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Manitoba following his annual hearing on Friday.
Schoenborn requested the transfer from the Port Coquitlam hospital, where he’s currently in custody, to the Selkirk Mental Health Centre to be closer to his family. He did not request any changes to the terms of his custody.
Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible for the 2008 murders of his three children, 10-year-old Kaitlynne, eight-year-old Max and five-year-old Cordon in Merritt.
Both the Manitoba and B.C. Attorneys General would have to approve the transfer for it to take place.
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.