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Alberta family pleads and petitions to keep BC mass murderer behind bars

CA, 03 Apr 2021
In 1982, George and Edith Bentley met their daughter Jackie and her husband Bob Johnson, along with their daughters, 13-year-old Karen and 11-year-old Janet Johnson, at a remote camping area in British Columbia.

They were killed by David Shearing, who shot the adults, then held the two young girls captive and sexually assaulted them before he shot the girls as well.

Shearing was convicted of six counts of second-degree murder, sentenced to six concurrent sentences of life imprisonment without eligibility for parole for 25 years.

Shearing now goes by the last name of Ennis, and is up for full parole at a hearing in July. He is seeking to live within an hour of Bowden, Alta. where he’s incarcerated.

The family and friends of the Bentley and Johnson families have circulated a petition opposing his release.

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