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Mother of murdered children condemns parole review for killer

Dying in prison would be "too much of a luxury" for the killer of three children who is being considered for release, their mother has said.

David McGreavy slaughtered Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha in their Worcester home.

Paul had been strangled, Dawn was found with her throat cut, and Samantha died from a compound fracture to the skull.

McGreavy, a family friend and lodger, then impaled their mutilated bodies on the spiked garden railings of a house in Gillam Street, Rainbow Hill.

He is being considered for parole after he was sentenced to life for the murders in 1973.

The children's mother Dorothy Urry, 65, said there should be "no question" about ever setting him free.

"What can I say? Everything I say doesn't do any good anyway," she said.

"I've wrote to the Parole Board, I done all I can do. They shouldn't even be considering it. He hasn't done his time and that's all there is to it."

She added: "I just feel that if I knew that they were going to release him, on the day that they release him, if I knew what prison he was in I would be waiting at the bloody gate and I would kill the bastard. I'm just so angry.

"This has been going on for the last seven or eight years - I've got to fight every year to keep him in prison.

"Why should I have to keep fighting? There should be no question about keeping him in. He should be left in there until he bloody dies and even that's too much of a luxury for him."

The Parole Board said McGreavy's case is under consideration.

A spokesman added: "We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board is currently considering the parole review for David McGreavy.

"At this time, we have not received the panel's decision. We are unable to comment further on the details of this case."


From Belfast Telegraph