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Kayla Bourque, Animal Killer, Granted Community Outings

02/04/2016 09:15 EST | Updated 02/05/2016 12:59 EST

A convicted animal killer who's been described as an "affectionless psychopath" will be allowed to travel into her community without supervision.

Kayla Bourque, who currently lives in New Westminster, B.C., will be allowed out between 9 and 11 a.m. on Thursdays at a parole officer's discretion, according to The Vancouver Sun.

The high-risk offender will have to explain where she plans to go in a letter given to authorities and wear a GPS tracker at all times, Global News reported.

Bourque moved to the Metro Vancouver city after being released from custody in September 2015.

Crown supported the idea of unsupervised outings because they give Bourque a chance to prove she can act responsibly, according to CTV News.

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In 2012, Bourque was sent to prison for butchering the family cat and dog.

She also admitted to having fantasies about murdering a homeless person while studying at Simon Fraser University in 2010.

Court decisions related to Bourque's case described her as a sexual sadist with antisocial personality disorder who found joy in torturing and killing animals. She's also an "affectionless psychopath" who isn't able to show affection or concern for others, according to those decisions.

In 2013, Bourque appealed her lifetime ban on owning animals, but was denied.

"Ms. Bourque has a history of killing and torturing animals," Justice Elizabeth Bennett said at the time.

"She takes pleasure from this conduct, and has no insight into the harm and suffering she causes these creatures. Her condition is life-long, and is not situational. In my view, there is nothing to support a request for leniency on this prohibition. Ms. Bourque has lost the privilege of having the companionship of animals by betraying their trust in her."

Bourque is still living under 47 court-ordered conditions, including staying away from public places where children under the age of 18 may be located, staying off social media, and not owning any weapons.

With files from the Canadian Press

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