SICK BOASTS OF KILLER HUNTLEY
Girls’ murderer claims: ‘I’ll be out in three years’
CHILD killer Ian Huntley has boasted he will be free within three years.
The Soham murderer told fellow prisoners at HMP Frankland he will challenge a rule stopping him applying for parole for 40 years.
A High Court judge ruled Huntley should have no chance of parole until
2042, and should remain in prison unless he confessed to killing Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
But Huntley believes he should be able to make a bid for freedom after 18 years of his life sentence, which is in three years’ time.
And the killer, who murdered the school pals in 2002, sparked further outrage by saying he wants a move to a cushier jail.
A prison insider revealed to the Daily Star Sunday: “Huntley sees himself as a reformed character and has been complaining about his 40year sentence.
“He has been banging on about it to fellow inmates and some guards.
“Huntley has been telling people he is a different person and believes he should be allowed to apply for parole after serving 18 years, which isn’t even half his sentence.
“He also somehow thinks he should now be moved to a lower-category prison, where the regime is more liberal.
“He’s actually told people he thinks his sentence was overly long.”
The insider said Huntley had been attending a string of self-help classes and meetings inside Category A Frankland jail in a bid to convince bosses he was a changed man.
They added: “Huntley does his best to avoid trouble in prison. He keeps his head down and avoids most of the real hard cases, mostly because they will attack him given half a chance.
“It’s all part of his wider plan to try and make out that he’s this reformed character.
“He attends all the self-help or selfimprovement meetings, anything which shows him in a positive light.”
But our source claimed it was all an act, and that Huntley was as evil and deluded as ever.
They said: “Every so often his guard will drop and you’ll find him talking about some horrific murder with another of the Frankland murderers.
“He is a very evil, manipulative killer and always will be. Huntley is as dangerous today as the day he walked into Frankland, which is one of the reasons why he’s still in a topsecurity prison.
“He’s done 15 years but has still not shown any real remorse. His only concern is for himself and not for the pain he has caused.”
Earlier this year we revealed how desperate Huntley had told prison bosses he wanted to become a woman in a bid to be moved.
The Parole Board, under present rules, would only sanction his release if it was convinced he was no longer a risk to the public.
Huntley repeatedly lied at his Old Bailey trial, claiming that one of the 10-year-old girls had died after falling in his bathroom and he accidentally smothered the other while trying to stop her screaming.
Jessica and Holly, dressed in matching Manchester United shirts, were last seen in Soham, Cambridgeshire, on August 4, 2002.
They had walked past caretaker Huntley’s bungalow where he lived with his former fiancée.
Huntley enticed them inside and killed them both. He then took their bodies in his car to a remote ditch where he stripped them naked and set them alight.
He later returned to Soham and pretended to take part in the search for the girls, even giving tearful TV interviews.
When the badly decomposed bodies were found it was impossible to determine the cause of death and whether or not the girls had been sexually assaulted.
VICTIMS: Holly and Jessica
TOUGH: Frankland Prison, where Huntley “keeps his head down”