Shirley Oliver: Daughter's anger as murderer due for release

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Shirley Oliver was murdered by two brothers after getting a lift home with them

A woman has been left "devastated and angry" after learning a man who murdered her mother is due to be released from prison.

Shirley Oliver, 42, was beaten, strangled and left for dead by Christopher and Stuart Jones in Canton, Cardiff, on 5 February 2005.

Ms Oliver's daughter Stephanie Davis, 36, said it was "beyond belief and an insult".

Christopher Jones, now 36, was released two years ago. Now a parole board has decided to release his brother Stuart Jones, 46.

Ms Davis said she "cannot put into words how angry I feel" at finding out the news around the anniversary of her mother's death.

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(L-R) Stuart and Christopher Jones were jailed for Ms Oliver's murder

"It is beyond belief and an insult to the grief we have been through as a family," she said.

"My family has been destroyed and knowing he is going to be can this be allowed to happen?"

'Family ripped apart'

Ms Oliver was killed after accepting a lift home from a nightclub from the brothers, an argument broke out and she was strangled.

"She [Shirley] was the most gentle sweet person. I miss her every moment of the day, we all do," Ms Davis said.

"My family has been ripped apart and our lives devastated forever.

"They may have finished their sentence but ours as a family will never, ever end because of them."

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Stephanie Davis said her family has been "ripped apart"

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "The release of life sentenced prisoners is a matter for the independent Parole Board.

"Once released, these offenders will be on licence for life and if they fail to comply with strict conditions and supervision requirements they can be recalled to prison."

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