At 12 years of age, with her then 23 year old boyfriend, J.R. participated in the murders of her mother, father and 8 year old brother in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She is now 21 and living alone with her final restrictions being lifted (no more weeknight curfews) and is enrolled at university.
Her rehabilitation records are all very positive and the judge who originally sentenced her to years of confinement under the Youth Criminal Justice Act is very impressed with J.R.’s progress and assesses her risk of reoffending at the “lower end of the lowest level.”
Her boyfriend is serving a life in prison without chance of parole for 25 years sentence. He accuses J.R. of having stabbed to death her 8 year old brother.
Should J.R. be free? Her sentence expires next May.