Runaway Devil shows "significant remorse"

February 18, 2015
Runaway Devil is now 21. Her sentence will be finished next year. At her most court appearance, on Feb. 17 2015, the judge said she is showing remorse.

Read The Calgary Herald's report by Annalise Klingbeil. 

Runaway Devil a "poster child" of success

October 1, 2013
Robert Remington
Medicine Hat, Alberta (Sept. 30, 2013) - Runaway Devil is a "poster child" of success, her lawyer, Tim Foster, told court today. 
After hearing an update on her rehabilitation, Justice Scott Brooker said the convicted killer is doing "all or more than is expected of her" and that the reports on her progress are "encouraging." 
The comments from the  judge and her caseworkers were all positive. A caseworker said there have been "no compliance problems with her c...

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Runaway Devil returns to court

September 29, 2013
A judge will get an update Monday Sept. 30, 2013 on the rehabilitation of Canada's youngest multiple murderer. Mr. Justice Scott Brooker will receive progress reports on J.R., convicted of participating in the triple murder of her family in 2006, when she was 12. Identified only as J.R. in the court record due to her age, she will be 20 next month. 

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Medicine Hat teen who killed family back in court as she goes to university, works part time

October 1, 2012

Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald — Canada’s youngest multiple killer is going before a judge Monday as her rehabilitation is scrutinized.

The young woman, who cannot be identified, has been in therapy since being convicted in the slaying of her parents and eight-year-old brother on April 23, 2006.

She was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, as was her boyfriend, Jeremy Allan Steinke, who was 23 at the time.

The woman is in the final stage of her 10-year sentence. She is a u...

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Runaway Devil goes to school

September 14, 2011
Six years after murdering her family, Canada's youngest multiple killer enrolled as a freshman at a Calgary university, in the fall of 2011.

With six months remaining in custody at a Calgary halfway house, she was allowed out to attend classes, sparking outrage from readers on the website of the Calgary Herald. Read the full story here from Sherri Zickefoose.  

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Runaway Devil, now 17, asks for more freedom

January 25, 2011
By Sherri Zickefoose
    Canada’s youngest multiple killer was praised for her progress by a judge during a review Tuesday of her intensive rehabilitation.
    The girl, whose identity is protected by law, is now 17 and serving an open custody sentence in a Calgary group home.
    Sometime later this summer or fall, she will appear for her final Phase 3 sentence review. She is requesting more freedom to attend outside programming.
    “This report can only be described as one with glo...
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Runaway Devil to be transferred out of psychiatric hospital

July 1, 2010
By Sherri Zickefoose

MEDICINE HAT - Canada’s youngest multiple killer is being moved to Calgary by the end of summer because she is making “significant progress” in pricy young offender rehab and earning straight As in school.

The girl was 12 when she and her former 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke conspired to slaughter her parents and eight-year-old brother in their Medicine Hat home April 23, 2006.

The girl, who is now 16, cannot be identified.

During a hearing to review her progres...

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