If this doesn’t get your blood boiling, then I don’t know what will. Baby killer Jason Owen has been released from prison three months early, despite still being considered a danger to society. On top of this, he has been generously given a new tax-payer funded identity.
On August 3, 2006, Owen allowed a toddler to die in his London home while he was high on crack. The baby, Peter Connelly, sustained over 50 injuries, including a broken back. Owen was given just a six year prison sentence for the offense. He was actually released once before in 2011, but forced to return when he breached the terms of his release. According to reports, Owen was under constant threat from other inmates because of his egregious offense of murdering a baby. Even among convicts, there are things which are considered taboo.
A spokesperson said:
“When released from prison, offenders managed through Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) will be risk assessed, monitored and supervised by Probation, Police and other agencies.”
Owen has changed his name so as not to be quickly found out by the public who would undoubtedly ostracize him. He is also being afforded the privilege of staying in tax-payer funded housing while he makes his transition from life in prison to life among society.
It is feared that 42-year-old Owen, who was previously convicted of arson, is likely to offend again. Criminal justice expert Harry Fletcher said:
“The reason he was let out early was not because he is no longer a danger or for leniency but so he can be supervised. Probation officers will monitor him closely for the coming weeks to try to minimise the risk of reoffending.”
This piece of scum should be monitored from prison. Anyone heinous enough to murder a precious baby should be locked up and the key thrown away. They don’t deserve any special privileges, certainly not a new identity which will only serve to make it easier for them to offend again. Let us know how this report makes you feel in the comments section.