Man­gles de­nied pa­role

Not al­lowed to work on pri­son farm

Central Otago Mirror - - FEATURES -

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.

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