Convicted killer Kelly Ellard allowed temporary escorted prison release
Kelly Ellard, convicted in the 1997 beating death of Victoria teen Reena Virk, has been granted temporary escorted absences from prison to attend doctor’s appointments and parenting programs for her baby. (Ian Lindsay/Postmedia Network)
The murder of Reena Virk on Nov. 14, 1997 was shocking for its sickening brutality.
Even more shocking when the killer turned out to be another teenage girl.
The National Parole Board has granted convicted killer Kelly Ellard, now 34, four temporary absence passes a month to see the doctor and bond with her baby.
In the past, authorities have noted Ellard’s lack of remorse, discipline problems, sense of entitlement and refusal to take responsibility for her heinous crime.
Ellard — who held Virk’s head under water after a battering that fateful night — was the craven killer in the crowd who later boasted out of her vile deeds.
But late last year, Ellard gave birth in prison. She is claiming having a baby of her own has changed her and she hopes to bond with the child and attend parenting programs.
The quintessential bad girl, she became pregnant after a conjugal visit from her boyfriend.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the father is a gangster named Darwin Dorozan, 41, who’s currently in prison after having his parole revoked.
The dashing dad is serving seven years after pleading guilty to numerous break and enter charges. He claimed he committed the crimes to finance his heroin addiction.
Ellard and Dorozan became friends and pen pals. They wrote for more than a year before they were allowed a conjugal visit.
“Him and I don’t have the average relationship,” she told the parole board in January.
Ellard said the baby was the “best therapy I could have asked for”.
She added: “I need to bond with this child,” Ellard said. “I need to grow like this child does. I need to learn parenting skills.”