Apr 08,2008 00:00
MERRITT, British Columbia -- The British Columbia man being sought by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the stabbing deaths of his three children has a violent criminal record.
Allan Schoenborn, 40, is considered the prime suspect in the stabbing deaths of his 10-year-old daughter and two sons, 5 and 8. He was left alone with them in their mobile while their mother ran an errand Sunday. She returned to find the children dead and Schoenborn gone, police said.
Tuesday, the Vancouver Sun reported Schoenborn had three run-ins with police in the town of Merritt, northeast of Vancouver, just days before. One was for driving with a suspended license, the second was for being drunk in a public place and finally last Thursday, he was charged with making threats to the principal of his children's school, the newspaper said.
The report said Schoenborn also has a history of mental illness, but details were withheld.
The children's bodies were not removed from the home until Monday afternoon, and their mother, Darcie Clarke, remained sedated in a hospital Tuesday, the Sun said.
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