Twenty years ago, Kelly Ellard was convicted for the murder of Reena Virk. She has now been granted temporary escorted absences from jail after a parole board hearing took place this past Monday. This is the second time in a month that she has made the request. She recently gave birth to a newborn. She was 15 years old when she killed Virk, drowning the 14 year old in the Gorge Waterway.
The convicted murderer will now be allowed to bring her newborn along on visits in the community four times per month.
Patrick Storey from the Parole Board has the following to say:
“She’s a new parent, and as all of us who are parents know, there are medical appointments that need to be attended to in order to make sure the baby is healthy and developing appropriately.” “One of the specific reasons was to attend the parenting class.”
Suman Virk, Reena’s mother, was not happy about the decision as she wants Kelly to take more responsibility in Virk’s death.
Many on social media voiced their concern as they were upset that a convicted murderer was permitted escorted absences. Many argued that this shouldn’t be allowed as Edward has caused a lot of suffering and doesn’t deserve this kind of a opportunity.
Source: CTV News
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