"J.R." aka Runaway Devil
The girl known only as "J.R." who was convicted of killing her own parents and little brother when she was only 12 years old is almost free.
J.R. is currently in the fourth and final stage of her "sentence," known as Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision (IRCS). She appeared in court via closed-circuit television on March 30, 2012 for a bi-annual assessment of her progress.
She began her 10-year sentence at a psychiatric hospital, and was officially released to a group home in 2011 so that she could begin her "reintegration into the community." Since then, she has enrolled as a University student in Calgary, and has even accepted a part-time job.
Justice Scott Brooker, who headed up the review panel, seemed overly sympathetic of the teen's plight:
"She's been in custody since she was 12-years-old, I'm sure it's a terrifying experience."
As terrifying as it must have been for little Jacob Richardson to look into his big sister's cold, dead eyes as she fatally stabbed him in the chest? Only the Big Buddha in the sky can know for certain, but personally, I have my doubts.
CBC News (March 30, 2012)