The man who terrorized a Sydney schoolgirl ten years ago by tying a fake bomb around her neck could soon be released from prison.
Are you in a tricky situation with the law? Or are you suddenly on the other side of the thin blue line? Whether you’re guilty or not, here’s what to expect if…
Are you in a tricky situation with the law? Or are you suddenly on the other side of the thin blue line? Whether you’re guilty or not, here’s what to expect if you’re faced with a criminal proceeding.
A man who terrorized a Sydney teenager by tying a fake bomb around her neck has been recommended for parole.
Paul Douglas Peters, 60, has served ten years in prison for the crime, but his non-parole will expire on August 14.
On Friday, the NSW State Parole Authority said it had received expert advice that Peters was suitable for parole.
“In a report to the SPA, the Serious Offenders Review Council advised that parole was appropriate, stating that Peters has been assessed as having a low risk of reoffending, has completed all available programs in custody and has appropriate plans after release,” the statement said. SPA in a statement to the SPA. a statement.
But Peters’ path to freedom is not quite clear yet.
His parole will be subject to a public hearing in August, where the victim and her family will have an opportunity to have their say on the case.
And even if he were granted parole, he would have to abide by strict conditions imposed by the SPA and supervised by the corrective services.
Peters shocked the nation with his brutal crime in August 2011, when he entered a family’s large home in Mosman, a suburb on Sydney’s north coast, and tied a fake bomb around their teenage daughter’s neck.
The device came with an extortion note warning the family that an explosion would occur if they did not send him money.
More to come.
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