Convicted child murderer Peter Holdem will appear before the
Parole Board next month after a hearing was delayed last
Holdem's lawyer was unable to attend. The hearing will now
proceed on an undisclosed date in November.
The postponement order hearing will consider delaying
Holdem's next parole hearing for up to three years.
Holdem, 56, has been in jail since being convicted of
murdering 6-year-old Louisa Damodran near Christchurch in
At the time of the murder he had just been released from
prison for the abduction and attempted murder of a
A psychological report of Holden in February described him as
"predatory and opportunistic''.
"Despite extensive treatment it is said he has made little
gains and the overall treatment has been unsuccessful despite
Holdem was previously denied parole in April 2013, 2011, 2010
"Mr Holdem has little community support. He is not suitable
to attend further programmes outside of prison,'' the Parole
Board's April decision said.
"Given that the limited gains he has made over 27 years in
prison, his prognosis is gloomy. He remains an undue risk as
a high risk sexual offender and the safety of the community
requires that he remain in prison.''