David McGreavy murdered Elsie Urry’s children, Paul Ralph, four, Dawn, two and nine-month-old Samantha, at their Worcester home in 1973, but Elsie Urry has now been notified of his discharge from prison.
The Ministry of Justice stated that David McGreavy will be on licence for the rest of his life and subject to stringent stipulations and would be subject to exclusion zones following his discharge.
When he got convicted, they said he was going in for life and then they switched it to a minimum of 20 years, but he took three lives, not just one, but three.
David McGreavy was named the ‘Monster of Worcester’, and was 21 and lodging with the family at the time of the killings, and with whom he’d been staying with at the time because he’d fallen out with his parents.
He killed Paul at the home in Gillam Street, Rainbow Hill, while Dawn was discovered with her throat cut. Samantha died from a compound fracture to the skull and the bodies of all three children were left impaled on railings.
The chance of David McGreavy’s discharge had been considered for at least 10 years, but a request was rejected in 2016, but in December it was revealed that a Parole Board stated that David McGreavy had changed considerably over the 45 years he’d spent in prison.
Ms Urry was able to put restrictions on David McGreavy that he would be subject to on his discharge from jail, including exclusion zones that would be forced on him, but they were extended somewhat following discussions with Ms Urry.
It might give Ms Urry a little peace of mind that there are exclusion zones but that’s still not right that this man has been freed from prison after what he did, and there are other inmates that haven’t done half as bad as what David McGreavy did to her children and they haven’t been put up for parole, so why him?
Conservative MP for Worcester Robin Walker has repeatedly written to successive justice ministers and home secretaries opposing David McGreavy’s discharge, and someone who carried out such atrocities should never be let out.
And there might be a strict curfew and tag requirements and the fact that he’s banned from Worcester, still means that it’s very distressing for the family of David McGreavy’s victims.
David McGreavy might have done a long time in prison, and some might have been rehabilitated enough to be released, even if it is on a licence, but sometimes crimes that have been perpetrated are so horrific that may be the perpetrator has to remain behind bars for good and for the overall benefit of society.
This has nothing to do with the fact that David McGreavy was a triple killer because we all know for someone to be able to do that, they must have had one sick mind to take the lives of anyone, let alone babies, and the horrendous way he ended their brief lives.
But the pain still goes on for the mother, and the parole board may believe he’s no longer a threat to society, but he perpetrated three murders in the most grisly way, and all they’re concerned about is essentially tagging him with curfew restrictions, and now he’ll simply calmly enjoy his old age, unlike the children he killed.
The mother will never get any remission because this man murdered her children, so this is a total life sentence for her because David McGreavy should have never been considered for parole and he should never have been freed, and the parole board that released him should serve the remainder of his sentence.
David McGreavy impaled these poor children on fence railings. That is not the mind of a rational man, a person that simply had no regard for human life, and irrespective whether this man has changed or not in jail, a life sentence should actually mean to the end of his natural life for this horrific crime he perpetrated.
David McGreavy might have changed, he might repent what he did, he may be sorry, but the fact remains is that being sorry won’t bring back the lives of those three children, and for him to be able to live with that in his head only goes to show that he’s still a psychopath.
And there are undeniable crimes that are so bad, that life behind bars should mean just that, and David McGreavy fits that category, because letting a man out to cause mental torture to a surviving mother and causing her more pain is simply not right.
This man will now be discreetly reintegrated into an environment where he’ll be able to live a normal life, and he will get loads of free stuff from the system, whilst the mother of the victim suffers again, and it’s all so wrong.
David McGreavy’s atrocities were past the imagination of most of us. This man murdered three small children in such a horrific way and now they’re saying he’s been reformed and he’s safe to roam our streets.
And even if he is reformed and regrets his actions, which is extremely questionable, he still did it and should never have been released back on to the streets.
Not only that, but people are also now going to be afraid, having this kind of person wandering the streets amongst the general public and nobody actually knowing who he is, and that’s a terrifying thought.
We now know what he’s capable of and it’s extremely disturbing, and how can we be expected to trust such a person? Because this is a man that’s evil to the core, as anyone who commits a crime that’s so disturbing that they can never truly be rehabilitated.
This isn’t some psychotic drug trafficker who shot another drug dealer in a turf war. This was a person who was left to care for three small innocent babies, and David McGreavy’s crimes are a horror beyond all measure.
He should not know freedom because that mother shouldn’t have to lay in bed one single night knowing that the monster that brutalised her babies is out there. This man stripped her of her parenthood, and permanently removed her sense of safety and is roaming free, and would the members of the parole board that enabled him to go free, would they allow him to be alone with their children or family?
He should have spent his entire life in prison because those poor children will never get parole, so why should he? He took three lives and should have paid with his own.