Vancouver pet torturer’s probation appeal rejected 0
Kayla Bourque was deemed a high risk to re-offend due to an “escalating criminal history.” (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Judges have rejected the appeal of confessed animal torturer Kayla Bourque, who was seeking to loosen her post-jail conditions preventing her from such acts as hanging around minors or surfing the web.
The B.C. Court of Appeal rejected the 23-year-old’s bid Wednesday, as one of Bourque’s earlier offences was the attempted murder of a 12-year-old. Prior to her arrest, she had been looking for similar-minded people to link up on the web to commit crimes.
Perhaps her one victory was a condition that prevented her from wearing anything that would mask her face, which has been revised to anything “intended” to mask her face. Bourque argued the prior condition prevented her from owning “almost any” garment.
Bourque believed the conditions prevented her from reintegrating in the community.
According to the court, she was sentenced late last year to two months in jail — excluding time already served — with three years’ probation. She has been under supervision outside jail since January this year.
Then a Simon Fraser University criminology student, Bourque was arrested after she told a fellow student she’d dismembered cats, killed her family pets, and had the desire to kill a homeless person, according to the court.
“She killed Molly, the family dog, in September 2009 by hanging her,” the three-judge panel wrote.
“Afterwards, she eviscerated the dog, and stuck the dog’s head on a stick in the woods. These actions are supported by the photos and video she took of the acts.”
According to the decision, her family cat, Snowflake, was killed in a similar manner about six months later.