Samantha Brett: The long road to justice for grieving families

A GRIEVING mother sits across from me in a chair, a tissue soaked with tears scrunched in her hand. She has never spoken about the death of her son publicly, up until now — when she can no longer bear the lies and stories being whipped up and repeated again and again.

She ­describes to me the gut-wrenching moment she held her son’s lifeless body in her arms, as he took his last breath, after he was suddenly and ruthlessly killed.

“He died on the footpath, with no dignity,” she says ­between sobs ..

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Samantha Brett: Victims and families suffer as rapists and murderers paroled

CRAIG Smith, who raped a Victorian woman while out on parole, could be freed from jail in just three years.

A 31-year-old man who raped a nine-year-old girl could be walking the streets in a matter of weeks. And Neville Towner, the man who raped, bashed and murdered four-year-old ­Lauren Hickson at Emu Plains in 1989, could be free in just four days.

“The laws need to be changed,” Lauren’s mother Jurina says. “He should never be freed. No other family should ever have to go through what we’ve been through.”

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