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Canada’s youngest multiple killer, now enrolled in university, starting return to ‘normal’ life


National Post

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A judge has lifted one of the last restrictions on Canada’s youngest multiple killer in a decision that will allow the 21-year-old to live “as a normal individual in society” before her sentence ends in nine months.

J.R., whose identity is protected by law, was 12 when she helped her boyfriend, Jeremy Allan Steinke — who was 23 — murder her parents and eight-year-old brother at their Medicine Hat home in April 2006.

The pair had been carrying on an illicit romance, and under the usernames “runaway devil” and “soul eater,” they talked online about killing the girl’s parents.

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J.R. was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to the maximum 10-year youth sentence in 2007. The sentence included four years in a psychiatric institution and 4 1/2 years under conditional supervision in the community.

She is now living on her own in…

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