No more parole for this guy

The Herald reports:

A convicted wife killer released on was sent back to jail after he was caught approaching prostitutes.

Dean Raymond Purdy, 50, strangled his 23-year-old sex worker wife Debbie in Auckland with her own underwear after they quarrelled over whether she would continue to ply her trade on the streets.

In 1991, in High Court at Auckland, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.

Life can be for life. Early release on parole is a privilege, not a right.

A convicted wife killer released on parole was sent back to jail after he was caught approaching prostitutes.

Dean Raymond Purdy, 50, strangled his 23-year-old sex worker wife Debbie in Auckland with her own underwear after they quarrelled over whether she would continue to ply her trade on the streets.

In 1991, in High Court at Auckland, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.

Strike 1

And after a failed parole stint in 2011, when he was recalled for hanging out with a criminal and drug addict

Strike 2

Purdy was granted parole again in February last year.

But his newfound freedom lasted just over a week.

Almost immediately, Purdy started breaching his parole rules by leaving his given address at night and using a cellphone.

Strike 3

As well as the prostitutes breach, he also escaped custody on March 28 last year during a Christchurch Hospital appointment – only to be caught 250m away.

Strike 4

In its decision to decline Purdy another shot at parole, released to NZME. News Service, the board commented: “It is fair to say that Mr Purdy has not previously responded well when granted the privilege of parole.”

Indeed. I don’t think he needs to be given an annual review.

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