David McGreavy, 65, of Worcester in England was dubbed one of Britain’s most notorious killers after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of three young children in 1973, according to the Mirror. The killings shocked the country, but what is more shocking is that he is currently preparing to be released from prison.
In a 2013 interview, after the mother – Dorothy Urry – of the three slaughtered children learned that McGreavy could be released from prison at any time, she stated that she was “terrified.” She added, “He applied again for parole in 2009 and it was denied, but every time he goes for it, I’m terrified they’re going to let him out.”
“I won’t find peace until he is dead and I am laid to rest with my babies.”
Unfortunately for Dorothy, her worst fear is about to become reality as the “panel of the parole board is considering the parole review for David McGreavy.”
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According to a source, “They tried to release him into a bail hostel in an open prison and that didn’t work because people found out about him. So now they are trying to release him in this way. I think it is basically a back route and totally underhand.”
“For what he did, he shouldn’t ever be released, but if he is, I think the public has a right to know where he is.”
On April 13, 1973, McGreavy, who was 21-years-old at the time, was asked by Dorothy and Clive Ralph to babysit their three children (Paul, 4; Dawn, 2; and 9-month-old Samantha) while they went to work.
McGreavy agreed to babysit the children, which he had done before, but when the couple returned to their home, they discovered their three children were missing. However, they soon discovered their lifeless bodies hanging from their neighbor’s garden fence. Apparently, their youngest child, Samantha, wouldn’t stop crying for her bottle; therefore, McGreavy became irate and murdered the British children one-by-one.
McGreavy reportedly beat the 9-month-old baby to death, strangled Dawn to death, and slit Paul’s throat before impaling their bodies on the neighbor’s garden rail.
After the children’s bodies were found, McGreavy confessed to the triple murders and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 20 years and is now dubbed one of Britain’s most notorious killers.
In lieu of spending the rest of his life in a prison cell for murdering three children, McGreavy will soon be a free man. According to the Daily Mail, he filed an appeal nine times throughout the years and each time it was denied. However, it wasn’t until recently that he was transferred to an open prison in HMP Warren Hill, Suffolk, where he is preparing for an early release from prison.
‘Monster of Worcester’ David McGreavy who killed three children he was babysitting https://t.co/6jAQyJADxT __ Shudda hung ‘im!
— Omar Zaid, M.D. (@OmarZaidMD) June 7, 2016
Documents stated that “He keeps himself to himself, but he can basically live as he pleases. He has his own cooking facilities, and can go to the library and get out any book he wants. But nobody speaks to him.”
Several people were outraged after learning the convicted killer is preparing for an early release from prison, claiming that he should serve life in prison for committing the heinous crimes.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said, “We do not comment on individuals.
“The release of prisoners serving a life sentence is entirely a matter for the independent Parole Board. They must be satisfied that an offender can be managed safely in the community before they direct release.”
Another spokesperson stated that they have yet to receive the panel’s decision on whether or not David McGreavy will have an early release from prison. No further information on the case has been released.
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