Medicine Hat girl who murdered family denied curfew lift
MEDICINE HAT, Alta – A judge has denied a request from the province’s youngest multiple-killer to have her court-mandated curfew lifted.
The girl was just 12-years-old when she and her former boyfriend stabbed her parents and 8-year-old brother to death in her Medicine Hat home in 2006.
Known only as J.R., the girl was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to ten years, the maximum for a young offender.
A judge later allowed her to begin serving the remaining part of her sentence in the community as she reintegrates back into society.
During her annual sentence review on Monday, the girl’s defence lawyer Timothy Foster made a request that her 11:30 p.m. curfew be lifted.
However, the judge denied the request on the recommendation of the Crown and her caseworkers.
We learned at J.R.’s review last year that she has been working while attending school and living independently.
The judge has requested J.R.’s annual reviews be held every two months instead, so she’ll be back in court in December.
J.R. turns 20 next month, and will be free when she is 22-years-old.