Notorious Melbourne serial killer Paul Denyer could be released in months

One of the Victoria‘s most notorious serial killers, who… murdered three young women in cold blood could get out of prison as early as next year.
Paul Denyer, 50, who is known as the Frankston serial killer and now identifies as Paula, filed for parole earlier this week. It is unknown if Denyer explicitly identifies as transgender or what their transition has been like.

In 1993, Denyer murdered 17-year-old schoolgirl Natalie Russell, 18-year-old Elizabeth Stevens and 22-year-old mother Deborah Fream in the Frankston area of ​​southeastern Melbourne.

Paul Denyer was convicted of the three murders. (Nine / Included)

Denyer was sentenced to life without parole in 1993.

Denyer’s sentence was later appealed and they were given a 30-year non-parole, making them eligible for release in 2023.

On Wednesday, Natalie’s parents were informed that Denyer’s parole had been brought forward by several months due to the COVID-19 conditions in the prison.

Natalie’s best friend Karen told 9News that her grief at the loss of her boyfriend was still as strong as ever.

“It never actually goes away. There is an impact every day, big or small,” she said.

She said the thought of Denyer being released made her cold

Paul Denyer was jailed in 1993. (Nine)

“It’s a really big shock and it makes your whole body cold and you panic, and your brain starts to race and you just wonder what’s next.”

Natalie’s friend Lee has said there is no parole for those grieving Denyer’s victims.

“Frankston is serving 29 years, two months and 21 days in life in prison and we have no chance of parole,” he said.

At the time of Denyer’s sentencing, Judge Vincent said, “Maybe one day you will be able to walk among the commoners of our community. Whether you will ever do that will have to wait for the years to pass and the decision of the executive government.” at the time.”

There is concern that Denyer’s release would have an impact on the Frankston community following the fear caused at the time of the crimes.

Stevens was murdered after getting off a bus on the way home from the library on June 11.

Natalie was murdered by serial killer Paul Denyer when she was 17. (A current affair)

Seaford mother Fream was killed when Denyer attacked her in her car on July 8.

Two weeks later, Natalie was murdered while walking home from school.

When asked about Denyer’s case this morning, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said Denyer belonged in prison but said he would not interfere in the parole process.

“He’s where he should be, behind bars,” Andrews said.

“But there is a process and we need to let that process unfold.”

The probation committee will meet in April.

Limbrick was Natalie’s boyfriend at the time of her death.

He said the pain of her loss has stayed with him.

Liberal Democrat MP David Limbrick led a campaign to keep Denyer locked up. (Nine)

“It feels like yesterday for all of us… you learn to live, but it never goes away, the pain,” he said.

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