VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Allan Schoenborn has withdrawn his application for escorted day passes from the mental hospital where he’s being held. The Review Board will review the matter again in a year.
News1130′s Dan Burritt was at the hospital on Colony Farm Road, where the killer has released a statement. “Schoenborn’s lawyer read out the statement at the hearing saying this, ‘The reason I’m not looking for escorted access is: I wish no further hardship to Darcie [ed. Schoenborn's ex-wife]. Her stability is paramount. Since the last hearing of April 5th, 2011, I learned of her whereabouts and her poor condition through TV coverage. I am seeking a strict custody order for those reasons.’”
Schoenborn’s lawyer claims his client has been threatened and attacked in the hospital. Clarke’s brother Mike has one word for that. “Karma…You don’t think you can get away without having something happen to you. What comes around, comes around ten fold, and let’s just hope it actually does come around ten fold.”
Schoenborn killed his three kids in Merritt three years ago but was found not criminally responsible.
The case made headlines after Schoenborn was granted escorted day passes in the community earlier this month. After, it was discovered that his ex-wife, the mother of his victims, lives in the area. She feared she might run into him.
Darcie Clarke’s cousin Stacy Galt says she will spend a year working on a petition asking for a term of treatment for people found not criminally responsible for such crimes.
Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart and Port Coquitlam mayor Greg Moore say the fact Schoenborn will stay in the hospital for another year is a partial relief.