A woman serving a life sentence for killing a 17-month-old
girl and poisoning another child has been granted parole.
Elizabeth Mary Healy still denies killing 17-month-old Shae
Hammond and poisoning the other child in January 1997 but the
Parole Board, in its decision released today, says Healy is
no longer a risk to the community.
Healy will be released from custody on March 6.
Shae's mother "strongly opposed" Healy's release, saying she
was "distressed and perplexed by her continual denial of
murdering her child and poisoning another", the Parole Board
said in its decision.
"We are satisfied that Ms Healy has reached the point where
she will not pose an undue risk to the safety of the
community if released," the board said.