After yet another delay in the criminal case against Jacob Fenton, the Beckett family released this statement today:
Over one year ago, Const. Sarah Beckett, my wife and the mother of our two young children, was killed by a motor vehicle operated by Kenneth Jacob Fenton. Today, our family was further dismayed that the case against Mr. Fenton was adjourned for the eighth time.
As a family, we continue to be victimized by a judicial system that doesn’t adequately consider the interests of those harmed. Despite the passage of over a year, Mr. Fenton has not entered a plea and our family has no closure. We are left to wonder who is standing up for Sarah, who died serving the people of Canada? Who is looking out for police officers who put their lives at risk every day?
This matter should be resolved not on the basis of what is expedient but on the basis of what is right.
We would like to thank everyone who has provided support to our family over the past year. We are particularly grateful to Sarah’s RCMP family for all that they have done.