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Poll: outings for killer?

A British Columbia father who killed his three children while suffering psychosis has been granted escorted outings into the community, a privilege giving him limited new freedom seven years after the murders.

Allan Schoenborn received the B.C. Review Board's approval even as the Crown warned panel members to heed new Conservative government legislation empowering them to hold mentally ill offenders indefinitely.

Immediately upon receiving the decision, Darcie Clarke, the children's mother, said in a statement that her family will still work with Crown to apply to B.C. Supreme Court to label the 47-year-old a "high risk" offender.

"This is the decision my family and I had been dreading," she said in the online statement.

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