A difficult day for the Morcombes as Daniel’s killer gets more freedom

Our thoughts are with Bruce and Denise Morcombe today, a couple whose strength and commitment never cease to inspire us,
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Our thoughts are with Bruce and Denise Morcombe today, a couple whose strength and commitment never cease to inspire us, for no matter how many years pass days like today must bring all the pain and unfairness back.

It is being widely reported that Brett Peter Cowan who murdered their beautiful son Daniel, is to gain back a small piece of freedom from today. Cowan will be allowed to mingle with other prisoners for two hours a day after spending the past two years in isolation, for his own safety.

The Herald Sun reports that Cowan was a “bash on sight” among the prison population, but after consultation with his management team has been allowed to spend two hours a day beyond the walls of his police cell.

A prison source told the Daily Mail, “He’s still at huge risk and is a hated man. All movement in the jail has to be suspended while they bring him from the detention unit to S8.

“He has had a couple of visits to the unit but knocked a visit back on one occasion because he felt unsafe. He hasn’t been threatened to our knowledge while in S8.”

It is possible that the decision to allow him to move more freely was triggered by a request from Cowan himself.

Cowan was found guilty of abducting Daniel in broad daylight in 2003 as he waited for a bus. He was going to buy his family’s Christmas presents. Cowan was sentenced to life in prison and isolation in 2014.

To the Morcombes, we hope and pray that this small mercy towards the man who destroyed your life doesn’t hurt too much. Please keep up your incredible work for child safety.

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  1. This vile man, deserves nothing beyond the basics of food and water, I think he is taking a big risk, he may want to mingle with other prisoners but I doubt very much that they would want to mingle with him. He is a rock spider and everyone in jail knows of this case

  2. This vile man, deserves nothing beyond the basics of food and water, I think he is taking a big risk, he may want to mingle with other prisoners but I doubt very much that they would want to mingle with him. He is a rock spider and everyone in jail knows of this case

  3. So much respect and admiration for this couple. I don’t know how I would have coped. I don’t mind this person mixing more with the prison population if it means he will get beaten up. Why do we take such efforts to protect this scum? After what he did to Daniel he deserves what he gets. It is called consequences.

  4. So much respect and admiration for this couple. I don’t know how I would have coped. I don’t mind this person mixing more with the prison population if it means he will get beaten up. Why do we take such efforts to protect this scum? After what he did to Daniel he deserves what he gets. It is called consequences.

    • Because we are a civilised society despite the existence of the Cowan “types” within our society……we are not ISIS.

      • no he’s not on his own. The thing that separates the bulk of the population from this kind of creature is basic decency. The moment we descend into the behaviour that they have displayed, we are all lost.

    • John Miller when you violate another person’s rights as this man has done on more than one occasion, and in the most vile and despicable way, you forfeit your rights to be treated as a member of a civilised society as far as I am concerned. There is absolutely no comparison with ISIS at all.

      • Peter Warren  

        So you would let mob mentality rule and have him drawn and quartered, Rosanne, effectively making us as bad as him? I can see exactly where John is coming from, but I can also understand your feelings toward this disgraceful human being. I am not so sure that he would see being allowed out into the general prison population as a “benefit”…..

        • dollie  

          In a time of terrorism and bloodlust, it is good to see some are not afraid to speak out in favour of humanity and not vengeance.

    • Because we are a civilised society despite the existence of the Cowan “types” within our society……we are not ISIS.

      • dollie  

        Thank you for the light of humanity, in all the darkness

    • I agree with you, John Miller. This criminal disgusts me, but I am appalled by the comments of those who are baying for blood.

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