Alberta court loosens custody rules for girl who murdered parents, brother

A southern Alberta teen convicted of murdering her parents and younger brother will eventually be given more freedom to help her reintegrate into society.

MEDICINE HAT — A southern Alberta teen convicted of murdering her parents and younger brother will eventually be given more freedom to help her reintegrate into society.

A judge in Medicine Hat has agreed to loosen the terms of the girl’s custody so that her supervisors at an Edmonton psychiatric hospital can escort her on visits to places such as banks and malls.

The girl’s treatment team will have to receive approval from the Solicitor General’s Department before any such trips, which are still 12 to 18 months down the road.

The now 16-year-old girl, who was 12 when her family was slain in 2006, has been restricted to a secure building at the mental hospital.

The girl, who can’t be identified, appeared in court in Medicine Hat via closed circuit television and thanked the judge when asked if she had anything to say.

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