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.
British Columbia Attorney General Barry Penner is now saying that officials will reconsider the decision to allow child killer Allan Schoenborn escorted access to the community after Port Coquitlam member of the legislature Mike Farnworth spoke out that it was “outrageous” that the review board did not consider that Schoenborn’s ex-wife, Darcie Clarke, was living in Coquitlam, B.C., when the board decided to grant escorted access to the community surrounding the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in nearby Port Coquitlam.
Schoenborn was found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) of murdering his three children three years ago. The BC “justice” system has been criticized for the NCR ruling as Allan Schoenborn actions after the murder clearly indicate a person who was well aware of his actions to everyone but those responsible for seeing justice done. Allan Schoenborn was found NCR a year ago.
Several recent media reports have stated that Ms. Clarke lives in Coquitlam, close to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, where Mr. Schoenborn has been held since his trial last year.
But Dr. Johann Brink, who is clinical director of the psychiatric hospital and would had a role in approving any outings, appeared to learn of Ms. Clarke’s place of residence during an interview, when CKNW’s Bill Good asked Dr. Brink about the public-safety implications of releasing a mentally ill individual into the community where his wife is “living in fear.”
Dr. Brink responded he “certainly was not aware of his ex-wife’s whereabouts,” adding that the information could change his recommendations on supervised releases for Mr. Schoenborn.
A spokeswoman for B.C. Mental Health and Addiction Services, the agency that oversees the hospital where Mr. Schoenborn now resides, said the agency “made great efforts to learn the whereabouts of family members who would have an interest in Mr. Schoenborn going out on community visits.”
“This is standard protocol,” Laurie Dawkins said on Wednesday. “Unfortunately, some of the individuals connected with this case made great effort to remain anonymous – which is understandable – but it prevented us from knowing about their current residence.”
Review board chairman Bernd Walter said the board did not know about Ms. Clarke’s location, Mr. Penner said. A victim impact statement filed by Ms. Clarke included no information on where she was living, nor was such formation required.
It has only been a year since the trial… British Columbia Attorney General Barry Penner might want to consider reviewing more than just the decision.