In a move that stunned family and those following this case, as I have, Crown prosecutors dropped charges against convicted murderer Keith Wiens for breaching his bail conditions prior to his conviction for murdering Lynn Kalmring.
Keith Wiens is a lowlife - a convicted murdering lowlife. At no time from the day he shot Lynn Kalmring until today has this pathetic excuse for a man ever taken responsibility for his actions.
This ex-RCMP corporal shot Lynn Kalmring in the face. He then blamed his fiance for her own murder at his trial, saying she tried attacking him with a knife. All evidence showed this to be precisely what it was: a flat-out lie designed to blame the victim for her own death.
What puzzled and annoyed me most was the statement by Crown counsel spokesperson Neil Mackenzie claiming it is not in the public interest to prosecute Keith Wiens for breaching his bail conditions.
“We are taking into account a couple of factors. Bail was revoked on the murder charges and he was subsequently held in custody. He is now convicted and serving a life sentence. Even if he was convicted of a breach offence it would be concurrent to the life sentence. Taking into account the various factors, we concluded that the breach of conditions charge was not required,” said Mackenzie.
That is absurd. This piece of crap openly flaunted his bail conditions and now, in the wake of Weins' non-stop whining about how unfair it is, Crown prosecutors give him exactly what he wants: a stay of proceedings for breaching his bail conditions.
MacKenzie's statement "Even if he was convicted of a breach offence it would be concurrent to the life sentence" is equally absurd. This is a separate criminal offense and any sentence should be served consecutively, not concurrently as is the common practice in Canada.
I don't care that, after the RCMP finally arrested Wiens for breaching his bail conditions, the murderer sat in a prison cell until the completion of his trial.
It's precisely where he ought to be after violating the terms of his bail.
Any penalty for this additional crime ought to be paid, not waived off because it might be too inconvenient for the Crown to prosecute.
Sending the message to criminals that breaching bail conditions comes without additional cost is the wrong message.
What Crown counsel spokesperson Neil Mackenzie forgot in his rush to drop the charges against Keith Wiens is Lynn Kalmring's family.
They deserve justice.
They're not getting it.
That is flat-out wrong.
Keith Wiens is a selfish, self-centered murderer. According to this convicted murderer the world owes him and he will not rest until he's worked every angle possible in our so-called Justice system.
He's already filed a complaint against Crown counsel John Swanson, claiming that Swanson somehow violated Wiens' Charter Rights. It's a joke; a mockery of justice that anyone takes this complaint seriously.
The only satisfying result of this entire case is that Weins current sits in a cell in Kent Prison. At least until some moronic appeals court decides his conviction should be overturned for some perceived slight to his Charter Rights and Freedoms.
You can read the full sentencing statement by Justice Barrow online at http://canlii.ca/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2013/2013bcsc1577/2013bcsc1577.html
Previous articles on this case:
- Keith Gregory Wiens: Another BC Justice System Outrage
- Justice for Lynn Kalmring — Ex-RCMP Member & Convicted Murderer Keith Wiens to Serve 25 Years
- Former RCMP Corporal and Convicted Murderer Keith Wiens Appeals Both his Conviction and Sentence for Murder of Lynn Kalmring
I've corresponded with family members many times over the course of this case. My heart goes out to them all as they suffer through more and more torments at the hands of the self-adsorbed killer who steadfastly refuses to take any responsibility for his own actions.
Please know I stand with you. My fervent hopes are prayers are that justice will prevail in this case and that ultimately this worthless scrap of humanity will finally take responsibility for his actions.