The father of one of the teenagers suspected of killing three people in British Columbia was convicted of harassing his estranged wife and told that he could curb his mental health, DailyMail.com can reveal.
According to court reports, 18-year-old murderer Bryer Schmegelsky & father's father Alan was suspected in 2010 of criminal harassment after a bitter divorce from wife Deborah Sweeney – a situation that deeply struck the then 9-year-old Bryer.
Schmegelsky's father said that in 2005 his son struggled through his parents' split and became introverted by spending his time playing video games and on YouTube.
A judge ordered Schmegelsky Snr – who broke up with Sweeney in 2005 before the split ended five years later in the criminal court – & # 39; no contact or communication, directly or indirectly & # 39; with his ex and her new friend Jeff McKillop and mother Carol Starkey.
The 52-year-old boss of the construction company was given a three-year suspended sentence with three-year suspended sentence and was instructed to take reasonable steps to maintain your mental health so that you are unlikely to behave in a way that is dangerous for yourself or someone else. & # 39;
Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, is suspected of killing three people in British Columbia. Schmegelsky & # 39; s father Alan, 52, (pictured together) was convicted of harassing his estranged wife Deborah Sweeney and was told to keep his mental health under control
Schmegelsky's father said that in 2005 his son struggled through his parents' split and became introverted by spending his time playing video games and on YouTube. It is revealed that Bryer fantasized about acting his violent video games in reality and wore clothes decorated with Swastika
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Alan (photo) also gave a hint about Bryer's mental health problems, in which he said the 18-year-old & # 39; in severe pain & # 39; and & # 39; on a suicide mission & # 39 ;, after a difficult upbringing. & # 39; A normal child does not travel through the country to kill people. A child with very severe pain, & he said
But Schmegelsky Snr did not comply with the court's orders and was repeatedly recalled for violating his probation rules for the next eight years.
Schmegelsky still had a relationship with his son Bryer, who joined his construction company Schmegelsky & Son in 2016, based in Victoria, Vancouver Island.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, he also pointed to Bryer's mental health issues and said the 18-year-old & # 39; in severe pain & # 39; and & # 39; on a suicide mission & # 39 ;, after having had a trouble-free education.
& # 39; A normal child does not travel through the country to kill people. A child with very severe pain, & the father said.
& # 39; He is on a suicide mission. He wants his pain to end … In short, he will be dead today or tomorrow. I know that. Rest in peace, Bryer. I love you. I am so sorry that this had to happen. & # 39; They go out in a glow of glory. Trust me in this. That is what they are going to do. & # 39;
On Wednesday, the mother and stepfather of Schmegelsky were locked up at home in Port Alberni, British Columbia after the news that their son fled more than 1,800 miles from the scene of three murders.
Sweeney was at home with her partner McKillop, & # 39; sick from their stomach & # 39; waiting for news from Bryer and his old friend Kam McLeod, 19, who, according to police, were last seen in Manitoba.
According to the court, Alan was convicted of criminal harassment in 2010 after a bitter divorce from wife Deborah Sweeney (left) – a situation that deeply affected then-nine-year-old Bryer. A judge ordered Alan – who broke up with Sweeney in 2005 before the split ended five years later in the criminal court – to have & # 39; no contact or communication, directly or indirectly & # 39; with his ex and her new friend Jeff McKillop (right)
Sweeney was at home with her partner McKillop (photo), & # 39; sick to the stomach & # 39; waiting for news from Bryer and his old friend Kam McLeod, 19. McKillop spoke at the door and told DailyMail.com: “It's just so ** tty s ** tty time. We are sick from our stomach & # 39;
McLeod, 19 (left) and Schmegelsky (18) (right) were seen on Monday in Manitoba by a gas clerk who said they asked her where they could drink alcohol. She didn't know when they were involved
When McKillop spoke at the door, he told DailyMail.com: & it's only a while. We are sick from our stomach. & # 39;
Sweeney has taken time off from her job at the Port Alberni Shelter Society, a non-profit for the homeless.
Earlier on Wednesday, the other suspect's father, Keith McLeod, issued a brief statement about the current manhunt, which he addressed to & # 39; all people who really care about them & # 39 ;.
McLeod said knows his son as a compassionate person who has always been concerned about the feelings of others.
& # 39; This is what I know – Kam is a kind, considerate, caring young man, & # 39; he wrote.
The worried father said that his family is having trouble wrapping our heads around what happens & # 39 ;.
& # 39; (We) hope that Kam comes home safely, so that we can all get to the bottom of this story & # 39 ;, he said.
Families of both teenagers have had a horrible roller coaster of emotions since the couple were reported missing last week.
Schmegelsky is one of the suspects in the murder of an Australian backpacker Lucas Fowler, 24, and Chynna Deese, 23, his American girlfriend, whose bodies were found in British Columbia on July 15. Pictured: the couple in the Grand Canyon
The body of Vancouver father Leonard Dyck was discovered near a highway in British Columbia last week when police investigated the murders of Lucas Fowler, 24, and his 23-year-old girlfriend Chynna Deese. Authorities were initially unable to identify Dyck when his body was found and released a sketch of him
This map shows the movements of teenagers in recent days and where the killings took place last week
Initially the boys were feared as victims of an upcoming serial killer, after they disappeared and their burnt-out truck and a dead man were discovered 50 km from the scene of two more horrific murders: a holiday couple in their years & # 39; 20 shot in the north of British Columbia.
But in a dizzying twist, the police announced Tuesday that the missing teenagers are in fact suspects in the three murders.
Since then, the two teenagers have traveled more than 1,800 miles in a stolen gray 2011 Toyota RAV4, which was burned by the police on Tuesday and left near Gillam, in the eastern Canadian province of Manitoba.
On Wednesday, DailyMail.com revealed that Schmegelsky fantasized about the acting of his violent video games and wore swastika-embellished clothing, according to a family friend.
Lisa Lucas, a neighbor of Schmegelsky & # 39; s grandmother in their hometown Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, said her son Rylan, now 19, was playing with the suspected murderer when the two boys were in junior high together.
But Schmegelsky lost friends when he made them & # 39; uncomfortable & # 39; began to feel after he showed them pictures of him wearing a Nazi bracelet and told how he thought he would actually play the first-person shooter games, Lucas said.
Lisa Lucas (left), Schmegelsky's neighbor, said her son used to play with Schmegelsky, but he lost friends when he started making people feel uncomfortable & # 39; to feel it. Lucas said he would talk a lot about violent video games and showed pictures of him with a Nazi bracelet
Schmegelsky is supposed to have lost friends when he & # 39; makes them uncomfortable & # 39; began to feel after he had shown them pictures of him wearing a Nazi bracelet (photo) and told how he thought he would actually play shooter games.
& # 39; After a while he started making people feel uncomfortable, just with the comments he would make and how much he loved video games, a little more on the violent side of the video games.
& # 39; Bryer seemed to take it very seriously, & # 39; said the mother of four, who is friends with the Schmegelsky family. & # 39; My son told me he would name things like & # 39; what if this were real? Can you imagine that this was real? & # 39; when playing video games. He would be a little too enthusiastic about it & # 39 ;, she said.
& (39) (My son) said that everyone felt a bit uncomfortable around him. He seemed to have fewer and fewer friends as time went on, later in the junior high. & # 39;
Lucas described Schmegelsky as & # 39; very pale & # 39 ;, & # 39; shy & # 39; and & # 39; polite & # 39 ;, and said he was friends with the unpopular & # 39; strange & # 39; group at school, and revealed that the teenager left high school for a period before returning and graduating last year.
McLeod & # 39; s father, Keith, issued a statement on Wednesday that he was struggling to face the situation.
& # 39; I'm sitting at home worrying about my son. … This is what I know. Kam is a kind, considerate, caring young man, who has always been concerned about the feelings of others, ”says McLeod.
& # 39; Because we are stuck in the houses because of media people, we try to wrap our heads around us and hope that Kam comes home safely, so that we can get to the bottom of this story. & # 39;
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