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BCBev

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Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« on: November 11, 2008, 01:45:19 PM »
This just in from CBC...

"Multiple-murderer David Shearing granted escorted leave"

Not even the family has been told why, although they were notified Monday morning it was happening Wednesday.

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Re: Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 02:30:26 PM »
Well...there's a tragedy in the making..

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 03:16:36 PM »
Global news out of Vancouver last night, was very plain in stating that this escorted leave could possibly be for him to attend a medical appointment, or possibly a funeral. Apparently under these circumstances the prison does not have to disclose the purpose. This is not a social outing.

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Re: Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 03:21:20 PM »


Well I hope this is an escorted leave from his home.(prison). He does not deserve to walk the streets again.

He killed three generations of a family. He killed the adults to get at the children, then killed them. This guy is a Class A PIG!!!

What a waste of flesh!!!!

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Re: Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 02:16:23 AM »


By THE CANADIAN PRESS
   

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- Three weeks after being denied any parole by the National Parole Board, a man who confessed to killing six members of a B.C. family will be allowed out of prison for four hours on an escorted pass, a family member of the victims said yesterday.

Shelley Boden said she was informed by a Corrections Canada official that David Ennis will leave Bowden Institution for four hours tomorrow.

Ennis was a 23-year-old Clearwater man, then known as David Shearing, when he murdered six people camping in the woods near his home. He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years. The 25-year period expires on Nov. 19.

However, at a parole hearing on Oct. 22, a three-member panel denied Ennis's request for day or full parole.

In a written report of their reasons, board members found that his risk was "undue" if released to the community.

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Re: Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008, 02:36:45 AM »
Ok, I admit, I had to pull out my dictionary to double-check the meaning of this!   ;D

Basically, the parole board says his risk is "greater than is reasonable" if he is released to the community.

(Thank you Free Dictionary.)

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008, 11:18:22 AM »
There would be heck to pay if the man (or woman) who is guarding him turns up dead and he flees. He killed six people, there is absolutely no reason to believe he won't kill again. Do you think they would let Clifford Olsen or Paul Bernardo(Teale) out for an escorted pass if one of their family members died(just an example)? I doubt if Ontario would let Paul out, would BC let Clifford out?

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008, 11:12:37 PM »
Yup, only in Canada can a multiple child killer get out of prison.

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Re: Shearing Out On Four Hour Escorted Pass
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 05:34:02 AM »
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Icy roads delay killer's day pass
By NADIA MOHARIB, SUN MEDIA
   

The high-profile mass murderer who was to be let out of Bowden Institution yesterday on an escorted day pass was kept behind bars after icy conditions closed area highways.

Assistant warden Rita Wehrle said privacy laws prevent her from commenting about the escorted day pass inmate David Shearing was to use for four hours.

The case, meanwhile, has prompted Ottawa officials to start a new policy, which will see families of victims of high-profile crimes informed when and why a criminal is granted an escorted pass.

Shelley Boden, a relative of Shearing's six victims, said her family might be the first to benefit from the policy, but it's one that will be appreciated by many.

"Now at least we know the reason -- he's not going out to enjoy the sunshine," she said.

"It will be a lot less stress for families -- information is power."

She said officials told her Shearing did not leave because of road conditions, but she thinks it's more likely due to "pressure put on them," and outrage over victims' families being kept in the dark.

She also said she was told his pass is for medical reasons and he will be shackled and have two guards escorting him.

Shearing was convicted in 1983, after George and Edith Bentley, their daughter, Jackie, her husband, Bob, and the couple's daughters, 13-year-old Janet and Karen, 11, were ambushed and killed while camping in the B.C. interior in 1982.

He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.

Last month, he was denied his request for day or full parole with board members saying his risk was "undue" if released to the community.