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Animal Killer Appeals

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A 23-year-old woman who was described by a psychiatrist as an "affectionless psychopath" after she butchered two family pets and expressed...

Animal Killer Needs More Freedom: Lawyer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The lawyer for convicted animal killer Kayla Bourque feels her lifetime ban from owning pets is "excessive" and that she should have some restrictions...

Woman Shares Name With Animal Killer

CBC | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. resident who shares the same name, age and hometown as a convicted animal killer with homicidal fantasies is worried about being mistaken for t...

Can Counselling "Cure" Animal Killer Kayla Bourque?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

Since the Sandy Hook shootings, there seems to be a popular mantra that we need better and easier access to quality mental-health care.This is probably a true statement, yet it seems to me we may be avoiding a difficult truth: There are limits to what mental-health treatment can do. The recent story about disturbing violent offender Kayla Bourque, and the court's requirement for her to receive counselling as part of her release from jail, brings this to the fore. The idea that someone with problems as deep-seated as Bourque's can be "cured" by dropping in for sessions at a clinic for a few years is pretty far-fetched.

Will Warning Prompt B.C. Animal Killer To Act Out?

CBC | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver psychiatrist says authorities had to walk a fine line in issuing a public warning about the release of a former Simon Fraser University st...

Public Warning About Violent Animal Killer

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Justice Ministry in B.C. has issued an unusual public warning about a female, high-risk violent offender who's been released from jail...