Stephanie Davies, the daughter of Shirley Oliver, talks about the horrors that she has been facing since her mother was killed, and she came to know the criminals responsible for her mother’s death were being released. She says that every day is a struggle for her without her mother, and she misses her mother every moment of the day.
Shirley Oliver, the mother of Stephanie Davies, was brutally killed by two brothers Christoffer Jones and Stuart Jones, in 2005. Shirley was coming back from the night club when she was offered a lift in a car by the two brothers, who made her believe that she would be safe with them.
After accepting the lift and getting in, she got into an argument with the brothers, who then decided to act violently and hold her hands down and strangle her. She was beaten to death before being strangled and left on the side of the road.
The brothers were sentenced to jail for a time period of 13 and 15 years. One of the brothers ( Christoffer Jones) was released in 2017, and Stuart Jones was released on 5 February this year, exactly after 15 years after he committed the murder of Shirley Oliver.
Stephanie Davies said, ” I cannot put into words how angry I feel to discover that Stuart Jones is going to be released on 5 February, the exact day of the day he murdered my mother”. Furthermore, she says, ” My mother knew these men, she cooked dinner and made tea for them. They were not strangers, and she knew she trusted them like family. They gave her a lift because she had lost her partner and was going home, but she never saw home.”
After being asked to comment on the release of Christoffer Jones, the local prison service said, ” This was a tragic case, and our deepest sympathies remain with the family and friends of Shirley Oliver.
All offenders must meet strict criteria and pass a full risk assessment before being considered for day release, and we are legally obliged to ensure that life-sentenced prisoners have a chance to demonstrate they’re safe for release. Over 99 percent of temporary releases are successfully completed, and most failures do not involve offending. Those who break the rules of day release have to spend a lot longer behind bars.