Community leaders stunned that abuser is released after serving full prison sentenceThe NZ Herald reports:
Community leaders are outraged one of the people who put slain child Nia Glassie in a clothes dryer has been released from prison without warningWhat I can't work out is why a warning is needed. Michael Pearson, who abused Nia Glassie, has served his full three year sentence. Community leaders got that warning when he was sentenced - that is, he`d be out in three years at the very longest. So why be "stunned" that he is released after serving that sentence in its entirety? Particularly as his one of his co-accused, Oriwa Kemp, got three years and four months jail - but was out in less than two years.
Perhaps community leaders should also be asking if he is to go back to his chaotic home environment.