Mangles denied parole
Not allowed to work on prison farm
Aman sentenced to life imprisonment for brutally murdering an Arrowtown woman has been denied parole again and cannot work outside the wire after the infamous escape by Phillip Smith.
Jarrod Allan Mangles, 42, was sentenced to life in 2004 when a DNA match in an unrelated crime linked him to the murder of Maureen McKinnel.
He pleaded guilty halfway through a trial.
He was working outside the wire on a prison farm but inmates lost this privilege when the Department of Corrections changed its policy after Phillip Smith escaped and fled to Brazil, where he was recaptured and returned to New Zealand.
McKinnel was 38 and Mangles, 15, when she was strangled on or about Boxing Day in 1987 in her parents’ holiday home in Arrowtown, near Queenstown.
Her naked body was dumped over the Arrow River bridge on to a riverbank.
Mangles appeared for further consideration of parole last month after a two-year postponement imposed when he was first eligible in 2013.
A panel declined parole, saying Mangles led an antisocial and criminal life from an early age and it would be very difficult for him to reduce his risk and achieve successful reintegration as a law abiding citizen.
Members of the McKinnel family made submissions and it
Jarrod Mangles, being escorted to the Nelson courthouse in March 2003. was clear they suffered a great deal and believed Mangles remained a risk.
He completed a drug treatment programme but alcohol and drugs remained a risk.
A psychologist recommended Mangles complete a special rehabilitation programme, designed to provide violent offenders with tools to reduce the risk of recidivism. Extensive work would be needed for any reintegration plan.
Mangles appeared despondent when he appeared before the board, believed to be because his work on the prison farm has ceased following Smith’s escape.