Verbatim play about Medicine Hat murders based on real interviews

Adrian Chamberlain / Times Colonist

Exactly 10 years to the day after the crimes were committed, a play about a notorious triple murder in Medicine Hat opens at the Belfry Theatre.

Castle in the Sky investigates the aftermath of the killings of a Medicine Hat couple and their eight-year-old son on April 23, 2006.

The slayings, which made international headlines, were carried out by the couple’s 12-year-old daughter and her then-boyfriend, 23-year-old Jeremy Steinke.

Each was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder.

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Castle in the Sky: Healing from a true crime story

Jenn Martin / Megaphone Magazine

In April 2006, a 12-year-old girl and her 23-year-old boyfriend fatally stabbed her parents and eight-year-old brother in Medicine Hat, Alberta. It made her the youngest person in Canadian history to have been convicted of multiple first degree murder charges. Now, 10 years later, the controversial play about these murders, Castle in the Sky by the Castlereigh Theatre Project, comes to Victoria to offer a new perspective on crime stories and encourage people to search for truth in different ways

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Documentary play revisits Medicine Hat murders

Pamela Roth / Victoria News

It was a crime that sent shock waves across the nation and left a southern Alberta community in unbearable grief.

In April 2006, a 12-year-old girl and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke fatally stabbed her mother, father and six-year-old brother in their Medicine Hat home after the girl’s parents forbid her from seeing him. The youth was handed a 10-year sentence for first-degree murder while Steinke was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years.

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