Robert Remington
Medicine Hat, Alberta (Sept. 30, 2013) - Runaway Devil is a "poster child" of success, her lawyer, Tim Foster, told court today. 
After hearing an update on her rehabilitation, Justice Scott Brooker said the convicted killer is doing "all or more than is expected of her" and that the reports on her progress are "encouraging." 
The comments from the  judge and her caseworkers were all positive. A caseworker said there have been "no compliance problems with her curfew or anything else." 
Mr. Foster asked the court to lift his client's curfew (11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.), noting she will be 20 in a month and that she has "complied perfectly" with everything required of her. The judge refused to lift her curfew but agreed to review it in December.
Because she was 12 when she participated in the triple murder of her family in 2006, Runaway Devil's privacy is protected under Canadian youth law. She is identified in the court record only as J.R. 
She and her convicted accomplice, 23-year-old Jeremy Steinke, used the online nicknames Runaway Devil and Souleater respectively on various websites. Steinke was sentenced to 25 years with no chance of parole, the maximum under Canadian law. J.R. received the maximum youth sentence of 10 years - four in custody and six probation. 
Court was told that J.R. is working, attending school and living with a roommate, whose age and gender was not disclosed. Mr. Foster said J.R. has been living independently for two years and that she is "completely self-sufficient."
J.R. has 2-1/2 years remaining on her sentence. She is reportedly enrolled in post-secondary classes in Calgary, which the court has not confirmed. In court today, Mr. Foster called those reports "irresponsible" but did not refute their accuracy.
Crown prosecutor Brandy Shaw said J.R. is coping with stress and anxiety but said the young woman is "developing her own toolbox" to deal with those issues.