Kimberly Proctor's family seek mandatory treatment of violent teens
18-year-old Kimberly Proctor was raped, tortured and murdered by two teenage boys in 2010
The family of a Victoria teen who was raped, tortured and murdered by two teenage boys in 2010 was at the B.C. legislature Wednesday, to gain support for "Kimberly's Law."
Kimberly Proctor, 18, was lured to a home by Kruse Wellwood, then 16, and Cameron Moffat, then 17, and sexually assaulted, beaten and suffocated to death, before they dumped her body on a hiking trail and set fire to it.
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Proctor's family believes children who are diagnosed as violent or dysfunctional should be ordered into treatment. Proctor's aunt, Joanne Landolt says that didn't happen in the case of Wellwood and Moffatt.
"These two showed brutal signs at a very early age and if they had gotten the treatment, maybe it wouldn't have escalated and we wouldn't be here today. We don't know," she said.
Conversations between Wellwood and his mother, secretly recorded by police ahead of the trial, revealed an abusive relationship.
His mother even wondered if he inherited a psychopathic personality from his father, who was also in prison for murdering a teenage girl.
Both teens were described in assessment reports as psychopaths with sexual deviance and conduct disorder.
At their sentencing hearing, Wellwood apologized for the killing, saying he was deeply sorry and he had always hated his father for what he had done.
Kimberly's Law proposes fines for parents if they don't ensure their children take treatment. The premier says she's willing to look at expanding the Parental Responsibility Act to include the Proctors' recommendations.
"We should go back, I think and have a look and see if we could change that to make it more effective. I think that it's something we should do," said Clark.
"There's lots of good ideas in what they're presenting and to draw something good out of that terrible tragedy is something that they deserve."
The Proctors plan to lobby the federal government to change the Youth Criminal Justice Act so those found guilty of murder are publicly named, and if sentenced as adults, are only eligible for parole after serving 25 years, instead of the 10-year minimum now in place.
With files from Lisa Cordasco