Monday, September 17

Does B.C. have enough protection for victims of domestic violence?

Attorney General Wally Oppal says fighting domestic violence is a priority in B.C.

Oppal said Crown prosecutors might have erred when they released Victoria restaurateur Peter Kyun Joon Lee on bail on Aug. 15, two weeks after he was charged with assaulting his wife, Yong Sun Park. He allegedly intentionally drove his Land Rover into a pole, leaving Park with a broken arm and contusions.

Prosecutors agreed with Lee's lawyer that he should be allowed out on bail, with conditions that required him to stay away from his wife and the family home at 310 King George Terrace, and forbade him from possessing knives, guns and ammunition.

Only three weeks later, Lee is believed to have stabbed his estranged wife, his son, and her parents with a knife before turning it on himself. All five bodies were found early Tuesday in the Oak Bay house.


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