Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bishop's attacker to be released

John Bandura to leave psychiatric hospital

Now fully recovered, Bishop Monroe hopes to meet his
attacker John Bandura some day.
The Man who attacked Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops will be released from a psychiatric hospital in Coquitlam under strict conditions next Tuesday, according to The Vancouver Sun.

Because of mental health issues, John Bandura, 31, was found not criminally responsible for the October 2010 assault. The provincial court judge ruled that Bandura was unable to know his actions were legally or morally wrong.

Conditions of his release will require him to live in an approved place, attend treatment as directed, possess no weapons, and consume no alcohol or drugs.

In a recent interview with The B.C. Catholic, Bishop Monroe says he accepts Bandura's apology and looks forward to meeting him some day.

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