Helen McCourt’s mother ‘horrified’ by decision to release her killer

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO
Published on November 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:23s

Helen McCourt’s mother ‘horrified’ by decision to release her killer

The mother of murder victim Helen McCourt has said she is “horrified” by the Parole Board’s decision that her daughter’s killer has “met the test for release”, despite never telling police where he hid her body.

Marie McCourt was shaking with anger as she told the PA news agency she was “in shock” after the ruling, announced on Thursday, three decades after the 22-year-old went missing.

The decision came after her campaign to keep killers behind bars until they lead police to the victim’s body – dubbed Helen’s Law – failed to be ratified before Parliament was dissolved.


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