& # 39; I'm glad the scum is back where it belongs & # 39 ;: Hero cop's mother shot dead during bungled robbery rejoices when one of his murderers is behind bars – just a few months after his release
- Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding was shot in the face in 2011
- Benjamin Ernest Power was an accomplice and was released conditionally in April
- The power was sent back to prison this week and the victim's mother rejoiced
The mother of a police officer who was shot during a bungled armed robbery is delighted when one of her son's murderers is sent back to prison a few months after his release.
Detective Senior police officer Damian Leeding was shot in the face at the blank area after a reaction to an armed robbery at the Pacific Pines Tavern on the Gold Coast in 2011.
The 35-year-old father of two died three days later in the hospital.
Benjamin Ernest Power, who was driving the escape car, was sentenced to nine years in prison for being an accessory to the murder.
Det Sen Const Leeding's mother, Julie Waters (photo), is delighted when one of her son's murderers is sent back behind bars a few months after his release.
He was released conditionally in April this year, despite heavy criticism from the victim's mother, Julie Waters, who launched a campaign to keep him behind bars, The courier mail reported.
Power, allegedly violating its strict conditions for conditional release, was arrested this week with an order to return to prison and sent back to prison.
By seeing conditional release, Power could stay in jail for only a month or for his entire sentence.
The arrest has given Mrs Waters some relief, who has told The Courier-Mail that she & # 39; happy & # 39; was that he was locked up again.
& # 39; I'm just happy that the scum is back where it belongs, & # 39; she said.
Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding (shown next to his wife Sonya) was murdered in 2011
Constable Leeding (photo) responded to an armed robbery at the Pacific Pines Tavern on the Gold Coast
& # 39; He should never have been on the street again. & # 39;
The assassin of Det Sen Const Leeding, Phillip Graeme Abell and another accomplice Donna McAvoy were both sentenced to life imprisonment for their crimes.
Power was eligible for conditional release in August 2018, but his first application was rejected.
In a sincere letter to the Parole Board, Mrs. Water asked why he should have the opportunity to lead a normal life.
& # 39; I feel that I have also received a life sentence. I cannot believe that he (Power) can be out of jail so quickly and can continue with his life. Lucky him, & she said.
Power was required to obey a number of conditional conditional conditions that are dying from Mrs Waters' resilience and campaign.
He was ordered to wear an electronic tracking device and was not allowed to enter part of Southeast Queensland where Mrs. Waters and her family live.
Benjamin Ernest Power (right), who was driving the escape car, was sentenced to nine years in prison for being an accessory to the murder
Thousands of mourners gathered on the Gold Coast Highway when the body of Constable Leeding was led away in the funeral procession
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