B.C. man killed kids to save them from being victimized at school: psychiatrist

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A psychiatrist has testified that a Merritt, B.C., man charged with murdering his three children told him he killed the kids to protect them from being victimized at school.
Dr. Ronald Chale was testifying at the B.C. Supreme Court murder trial of Allan Schoenborn in Kamloops.
Chale also says Schoenborn told him he was troubled by the images left in his mind by the killings last April because he thought the murders would be quick and easy but they didn't go as planned.
He said Schoenborn told him he would leave that between himself and "the Big Guy", referring to God.
A pathologist also told the trial that Schoenborn's two sons, eight-year-old Max and five-year-old Cordon, were likely smothered while his 10-year-old daughter Kaitlynne died of stab wounds to the head and neck.
Dr. John Stefanelli said Kaitlynne also had wounds on one of her hands consistent with efforts to defend herself.

Organizations: B.C. Supreme Court

Geographic location: KAMLOOPS, Merritt

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