Convicted Murderer Paroled for the Seventh Time

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

How many chances should a convicted murderer, who keeps breaching Parole conditions be given?Convicted Murderer Paroled for the Seventh Time

13th October 2017
How many chances should a convicted murderer, who keeps breaching Parole conditions be given?
“None” Says Jayne Walker, spokesperson for the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) “We believe that a convicted serious violent offender should serve their Judge given sentence, and in this case, that was “LIFE!””

It appears that the New Zealand Parole Board would disagree. In a decision released this week, George Charles Trounson will be released for the seventh time.

Trounson was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1991 for bashing his 17-year-old flatmate Russell Neil to death in 1990 with a broken balustrade

Trounson has breached Parole conditions continuously since being first released from prison in March 2001. The recalls include a period where he was on the run from authorities for nearly 11 months. The main factor in his offending and recalls was Alcohol. The Board admits he has an “unsatisfactory history on parole”

“We think it is outrageous that this man be released from prison for a seventh time, the guy clearly has no respect for authority and the law, what exactly is he learning from this revolving door type system!?” Jayne Walker states

The Parole board does say in its decision that this “really is his last chance”
“We will definitely be holding them to that” say’s Walker

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/97769831/dunedin-student-killer-george-charles-trounson-parolled-for-seventh-time

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