& # 39; What if I see him on the street? & # 39 ;: Mother's life is turned upside down when her son's murderer is released and moved to a nearby suburb
- Kevin Palmer was killed in 2007 by the sons of Jade and Dionne of milk baron Ken Lacey
- Jade Lacey was released to Brisbane in 2018, but moved to the Gold Coast
- He now reports to a police station just 15 km from Mr. Palmer's house
- Ilaria Legge says she doesn't know what she will do if they come face to face
Ilaria Legge (photo) argued for the conditional release system for violent offenders after one of the men involved in her son's death was released and allowed to live 15 km from her
The mother of a man who was shot on a famous Gold Coast strip says she lives in fear of the day she meets one of her murderers after being released a few miles from her home.
Kevin Palmer was killed in 2007 by the sons of Jade and Dionne of milk baron Ken Lacey.
Jade was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for shooting Palmer in the leg after being acquitted of murder but deliberately convicted of unlawful injury.
His younger brother Dionne – who is still behind bars in Victoria – was a henchman in the murder of Mr. Palmer and fired the bullet that killed him. He was convicted of manslaughter.
The older Lacey child was released conditionally in 2018 to May 2022.
Mr. Palmer & # 39; s mother, Ilaria Legge, told it Courier Mail she was originally told that Lacey would live in Brisbane but could visit the Gold Coast with permission.
But in February she was told that he reported to the police station at Burleigh Heads, which is less than 15 kilometers from her home.
& # 39; Friends say to me: & # 39; He has done his time & # 39 ;. That's fine. But if you are face to face with the person who killed your child, how should you handle it, & she said.
& # 39; When I see him on the street, I don't know what I'm going to do or how I'm going to trade. & # 39;
Mrs. Legge said he hadn't stolen a car – he was the reason her son was no longer alive and argued for keeping serious perpetrators in prison.
Jade Lacey (photo) was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for shooting Palmer in the leg after he was acquitted of murder but convicted of unlawful injuries on purpose.
The criminal was originally released to Brisbane, but has now moved to Burleigh Heads, less than 15 kilometers from where the victim's mother lives
She said that the day on which people are convicted is the date the hearing was started.
& # 39; So you already have it in your head, but you try to keep it inside so you don't have to think about it until it gets closer, & # 39; she said.
She said that when Lacey requested conditional release, she started to panic and wrote several times in the victim's register that he would not be released on the Gold Coast – letters that she claimed were deaf.
Ms. Legge said that the conditional system needs to be changed to prevent perpetrators from living close to their victims because she doesn't want him anywhere near the life she has built.
Mrs. Palmer had written on the board and begged Lacey (photo) not to be brought to the Gold Coast, but said her letters fell on deaf ears
She asked what would happen if she met him or how her children would manage if they saw him.
Vice-opposition leader Tim Mander said it & # 39; totally unacceptable & # 39; was that perpetrators could be released so close to the families of victims.
Expected advisory board Queensland is expected to issue a report next month on suspended release, imprisonment and community punishment.
His younger brother Dionne – who is still behind bars in Victoria – was a henchman in the murder of Mr. Palmer and fired the bullet that killed him. He was convicted of manslaughter
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