Mum in plea to bury son

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VANDA CAR­SON SARAH VOGLER

THE mother of a Mackay man who was bru­tally killed is an­gry that one of the men who dumped his body will be freed from prison with­out ever re­veal­ing where her son can be found.

Luke Shayne Kis­ter is due to be re­leased on pa­role to­day from Capri­cor­nia Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre af­ter serv­ing nearly 14 months for his role in dump­ing Ti­mothy John Pullen’s body five years ago.

Mr Pullen’s mother Leanne said she be­lieved the pa­role board should have kept Kis­ter in prison un­til he showed po­lice the lo­ca­tion of her son’s body.

Mrs Pullen and her fam­ily sup­ported the Op­po­si­tion’s pro­posed “no body, no pa­role” leg­is­la­tion, and ar­gued it needed to in­clude those who helped killers cover their tracks.

“I want the leg­is­la­tion brought in as quickly as pos­si­ble so other peo­ple don’t suf­fer what we are suf­fer­ing,” Mrs Pullen said. She said Kis­ter’s ac­tions meant the Pul­lens were never able to bury their son with dig­nity.

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