'He will kill again': grim warning as UK child killer parole approved
The former neighbour of a UK child killer who impaled his victim’s bodies on railings has warned he will kill again.
David McGreavy, now 67, beat a nine-month-old to death, strangled her four-year-old brother and cut the throat of their two-year-old sister while babysitting for the family in their Worcester home in 1973.
After killing the children, he impaled their bodies on garden spikes in the neighbour’s backyard.
The parole board has cleared McGreavy for release after 45 years behind bars claiming he is “no longer a risk to the public”.
The children’s mother Elsie Urry earlier told The Sun she had “begged” for McGreavy to stay locked up.
“He put my babies on spikes for God’s sake – he mutilated them and they died in agony,” said the distraught mother.
Michael Jones, 75, lived opposite the family, and has told The Sun; “he looked like butter wouldn’t melt before it all happened, he had babysat quite a lot, but you just need to look into his eyes to know he is evil.”
“He should never be free, never, he will only do it again,” said Mr Jones.
McGreavy, then 21, was a former sailor and lodged at the family home where he babysat without incident for two years.
But on the Friday in question he went “berserk” when the baby, Samantha, started crying.
He then used wire to strangle her siblings, Paul and Dawn.
McGreavy was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 20 years after a trial that lasted eight minutes thanks to his guilty plea.
Eligible for parole for 25 years, every previous application for release has been denied – until now.
He is expected to be released to a bail hostel after Christmas.