#AceNewsReport – May.28: It was Velevski’s last chance for parole before his sentence expires in 14 months: In 1997 he was found guilty of the murder of his family:
NSW Report: Quadruple murderer Ljube Velevski warned he could face more time in prison after ‘showing no remorse’ Velevski, who killed his wife and three children in their Berkeley home near Wollongong in 1994, has chosen not to apply for parole for the sixth time since becoming eligible …….He was sentenced to 25 years’ jail with a non-parole period of 19 years on four counts of murder.
Their bodies were found locked inside a bedroom, stacked on top of each other, with their throats cut: Police found a knife under a bed in the room.
No parole applications
His parole matter was listed for consideration on May 21, but for the sixth time since he became eligible he declined to make an application.
The NSW State Parole Authority (SPA) said as a result it had officially declined his parole.
In May 2020, an SPA report confirmed that Velevski had “not engaged in any programs to address his violent offending”.
“[He] refuses to participate in any assessments requested by Community Corrections and declines to be interviewed by the Serious Offenders Review Council,” the report said.
His maximum term is due to expire in July 2022.
NSW Attorney-General intervenes
NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman responded quickly to yesterday’s parole outcome.
“This offender has continuously refused to apply for parole and now has a little more than a year remaining of his total sentence,” Mr Speakman said.
“I am concerned that he has refused to engage in any rehabilitative programs while in custody, shows no remorse and continues to deny the horrific crimes for which he was sentenced.
“I have asked that, as a serious violence offender, he be subject to close scrutiny in coming months by the High Risk Offender Assessment Committee.”
The Attorney-General said he would monitor the situation over the next nine months and take legal action to extend Velevski’s prison sentence if nothing changed.
“Should there be prospects to proceed with an application to the Supreme Court to detain or supervise him past the expiry of his total sentence, I’ll consider making that application within the last nine months of that sentence,” he said.
The Supreme Court may impose an order under the Crimes (High Risk Offenders) Act if it is satisfied to a high degree of probability that the offender poses a serious risk of committing a further serious violence offence if not subject to supervision under the order.
Applications under this Act for Continuing Detention Orders or Extended Supervision Orders may only be made within the last nine months of the offender’s total sentence.
No signs of struggle
During the trial, prosecutors argued Velevski killed his wife, Snezana Velevski, their six-year-old daughter, Zaklina, and twin baby girls Daniela and Dijana, after an argument in which his wife threatened to leave him.
The defence claimed Velevski had slept soundly for 17 hours after his wife locked herself and the girls in the bedroom and, while suffering depression, murdered her daughters before killing herself.
The coroner found Mrs Velevski could not have cut her own throat so thoroughly and cleanly and investigators found that she knew and trusted her killer because there was no sign of a struggle.
Velevski maintained his innocence in subsequent appeals in the High Court.
#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.27: 2021:
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