3 Jun 2011

Murderer released from prison a second time

1:04 pm on 3 June 2011

Convicted murderer Michelle Nicholson has been set free from prison for a second time.

Nicholson was given a life sentence for her part in the 1997 murder of retired Temuka businessman Dennis Hind.

She was first paroled in late 2007 but was ordered back to jail within months after forming a relationship with another convicted killer and falling out with her probation officer.

The Parole Board says Nicholson is now a minimum security inmate who poses a moderate risk of further violent reoffending.

Nicholson has been working as a cook, and helping with riding for the disabled.

The board says a good release proposal, based on family, was the catalyst for her prison release on 30th May.

Nicholson is subject to 12 special parole conditions, including an overnight curfew. She has also been warned she cannot afford to let the relationship with her probation officer turn toxic once again.