11 Aug 2015

Man who killed wife out on parole

6:05 pm on 11 August 2015

A former air force sergeant who killed his first wife, and was recalled to prison because he was a potential threat to his new wife, is again out on parole.

Warwick Bennett was convicted of murdering his wife in 1994, 12 years after she disappeared.

He served 10 years in prison and was paroled in 2004, but recalled in April 2011 when it became clear his second wife's life was in danger.

He was released towards the end of June this year.

The Parole Board said Bennett did not pose a risk to the community in general but to women with whom he formed a relationship.

As part of his release conditions, he must disclose any relationships with women and will also be monitored by a probation officer for ten years.