Judge says: 12 year old killer is a low risk. Getting set free

Well not totally free. In November JR will be required to live at an Alberta residence approved by her probation officer, report to authorities once a week and notify her probation officer if she moves. She will be under a daily curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., continue with her treatments and not use illicit substances or have any weapons. A peace officer or probation officer will monitor JR’s use of social networking sites. J.R.’s sentence will be reviewed again next March.

The  Albertan teen killed her parents and younger brother when she was 12  but is a low risk for future violence and will be allowed to live in the community, a judge decided at her sentence review. The girl (JR) and her then-boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, who was 23,  murdered her parents and eight-year-old brother at the family’s Medicine Hat, Alta. home in 2006.

JR was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder. She was not declared “Not CriminallyResponsible” So why is she on Tim’s Law?

JR began her 10-year-sentence at a psychiatric hospital.

“The latest psychologist report shows the girl is cooperating fully with staff within the treatment program. The girl has displayed “exemplary behaviour. You are entering into a new phase in your program which is integration into the community. I’m sure it will not be particularly easy for you having been in a custodial setting,” Judge Brooker said Tuesday

At the end of the hearing J.R. spoke about her treatment. “I’m very grateful … it has really helped me to grow,” she said.

The Canadian judicial system like to protects killers. Killers like JR, Alan Schoenborn and Vincent Li. But who protects the public from killers like them?  Read more about “JR” here

Kimberly Noyes knows she still ill and delays her own release

After Kimberly Noyes was found Not Criminally Responsible for the slaying 12 year old John Fulton, the Fulton family wrote a very critical letter refuting claims that the mental health system had failed Noyes.

In part the letter stated: “From testimony given over the last few weeks it is quite clear that Noyes was a threat to the community and a danger to children. Any layman can see that there was a clear history of violence and homicidal delusions, yet she was released back into the community over and over again. This woman knew she was ill”…. end quote

The woman found not criminally responsible in the murder of John Fulton will remain in a forensic psychiatric hospital for another year. Not because of the action of the local RCMP, the mental health workers, her psychiatrists, or her doctor. Rather through her counsel, Kimberly Noyes requested and consented to have her stay at the forensic psychiatric hospital in Port Coquitlam, B.C. extended and annual hearing postponed by another 12 months.

There were reports last year that Noyes was granted escorted leave from the hospital but the BC Review Board said that she has remained in detention at the hospital and has not had any escorted access to the community. As the Fulton letter stated “with a clear history of violence and homicidal delusions, she is released back into the community over and over again.

Kimberly Noyes knows she still ill and has delayed her own release.

The letter concluded This senseless crime was completely avoidable. Noyes’ actions were completely deplorable but mental health’s inactions are equally so.”Something don’t appear to change.