‘Cold-blooded’ triple murderer released from prison
Berwyn Rees, who was given three life sentences for the execution-style murder of a policeman and two civilians, has been released from prison.
In 1977, Berwyn Rees entered a Bondi Junction gun shop and ordered 26-year-old manager Raymond James and 26-year-old customer Christopher Greenfield to lie face down on the ground.
Rees shot both of them in the back of the head from point-blank range.
For three years the murders remained unsolved until forestry and telecom workers heard Rees’ target practice shots in the bush.
Sergeant Keith Haydon went to investigate and was also murdered in horrific fashion.
During Rees’ attempted escape he shot another young police officer multiple times in the stomach, but the constable survived.
In 1981, Rees was handed three life sentences for the murders and another 10 years in prison for the attempted murder.
Despite desperate pleas from the families of his victims to keep him behind bars, 70-year-old Rees has now walked free from Silverwater jail after serving 38 years.
His parole conditions include not visiting eight local government areas.
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