Schoenborn a good dad, mom says

The mother of three children found slain in their B.C. home told police their loving father seemed incapable of harming the children.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The mother of three children found slain in their B.C. home told police their loving father seemed incapable of harming the children.

And Darcie Clarke testified that even if he had shown signs of mental illness in the days leading up to the children’s deaths she may still have left her sons and daughter with their father.

In her final day of testimony at Allan Schoenborn’s first-degree murder trial, Clarke reviewed statements she made to police just days after she found Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8 and five-year-old Cordon dead in their Merritt, B.C., home.

Clarke described Schoenborn as an active father who played often with the children.

She told police Schoenborn built a bed and attached desk for his daughter and a fireman-type pole for his sons’ bunkbeds so they could slide down.

“You didn’t think he was capable of violence towards the kids,” defence lawyer Peter Wilson asked Clarke.

“Right,” she replied.

“Allan never spanked the kids,” said Wilson.

“True,” she said.

“You didn’t understand how he could have done it. It never entered your head that he could have hurt them,” said Wilson, reviewing her police statement.

“Yes,” she agreed.

Just Posted

WATCH: Every square tells a story: Edmonton expert is exploring Red Deer’s quilting history

Community members can bring in family heirloom quilts for documentation

Red Deer-area dads going through divorce are invited to Man Up

Support group formed to focus on positive activities, networking

Pine Lake shooter loses conviction appeal

Cory Lavallee sentenced in 2016 to nine years in prison for attempted murder

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With a laugh, Kim Pegula’s competitive nature kicked in… Continue reading

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked… Continue reading

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer… Continue reading

Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to… Continue reading

Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

NEW YORK — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board… Continue reading

Canadians waking up to legalized cannabis: ‘My new dealer is the prime minister’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadians across the country woke up to legalized… Continue reading

B.C. man accused of swimming naked in Toronto shark tank arrested in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police have arrested a B.C. man who is… Continue reading

Most Read