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Woman who killed Reena Virk denied day parole

Reena Virk, 14, is shown in this undated handout photo. (The Canadian Press/Victoria Times Colonist – HO)

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A British Columbia woman who killed a 14-year-old girl almost two decades ago has been denied day parole after a board said she is too entitled.

But Kelly Ellard has admitted for the first time that she was responsible for the death of Reena Virk.

Ellard told the board during her parole hearing today that Virk would still be alive if she hadn’t participated swarming and drowning her.

The now 33-year-old woman told the board she wanted day parole so she could be treated for substance-abuse issues after getting contraband crystal meth inside prison.

But the parole board ruled that Ellard wasn’t ready to be released and that her comments to the board that “enough is enough” and there is nothing in prison to help her move forward showed she is entitled to release.

After several trials that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, Ellard was eventually convicted of second-degree murder for drowning Virk in a Victoria-area waterway.

 

Source: The Canadian Press

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