_News Talk 770
A man convicted of murdering an entire family from British Columbia thirty years ago has been denied parole. At a hearing in Bowden, the National Parole Board determined that David Shearing is not ready for release. Shearing, who is now known as David Ennis, shot and killed George and Edith Bentley, their daughter Jackie and her husband Bob Johnson, while the family was on a camping trip in BC's interior in 1982. He kept the Johnsons' daughters, 13-year-old Janet and 11-year-old Karen alive for almost a week and sexually assaulted them before taking them into the woods and killing them as well.
Shearing pleaded guilty to the murders, and received the maximum sentence of life without a chance of parole for 25 years.