Fear Grips Sleepy Somerset Village as Triple Child Killer is Set to be Released


David McGreavy, a triple child-killer who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1973 with a minimum term of 20 years has been controversially cleared for release

The residents of Charlton Horethorne have been thrown into concern at the notion of a killer released back into the village.

A residence who insist on being anonymous told the news outlet, Somerset Live that “People think he is moving to Charlton Horethorne when he is eventually released. The idea of this guy living in our village, it’s just horrible. It’s bizarre.”

The resident added: “We have a primary school in the area, we have kids living in the village, and we have Sherborne just down the road with multiple schools.

“If this guy has the propensity to murder three children and put them on stakes once, he can do it again.”

However, a spokesman for the Parole Board told Somerset that they cannot confirm where McGreavy will stay when he is released.

McGreavy, whose 1973 trial lasted for eight minutes was sentenced for the life for killing a nine-month-old baby, a four-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl and spiked their bodies on garden railings on Friday, April 13, 1973, while babysitting them.

A document from the Parole Board states that McGreavy’s 45 years’ incarceration has changed him, adding that during his time in prison, he has learnt to remain calm in stressful situations and self-control.

The document also adds that the psychologist has identified a number of factors which make it less likely for McGreavy to re-offend in the future.


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