Cop killer granted external leave after being denied parole
Convicted police killer Fiona Barbieri has been approved for external leave after just last week being denied parole.
Ray Hadley has revealed Barbieri has been granted external leave despite the NSW State Parole Authority rejecting the 52-year-old’s bid for freedom.
Barbieri is serving a sentence of nine years, with a non-parole period of six years and six months, for the manslaughter of police officer Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, at Oakville in western Sydney in 2012.
Corrective Services NSW confirmed to the family of Mr Anderson that Barbieri had been moved from a jail in western NSW to a jail in western Sydney because she has been approved for external leave.
Fiona Barbieri and her son Mitchell Barbieri were barricaded in inside their home in 2012 after he fired a number of arrows at neighbours.
The mother and son screamed at police to go away and sent emails to a host of politicians, including then prime minister Tony Abbott and Russian President Vladimir Putin, about having the right to defend themselves.
When police tried to storm in through the back door, Mitchell Barbieri picked up a large hunting knife and stabbed Inspector Anderson several times.
His mother then ran outside, armed with a sledgehammer, and attacked one of the officers trying to subdue her son.
Her non-parole period expires on June 5 and her sentence expires in December 2022.
“It’s just horrible, absolutely horrible that the family should have to deal with this,” Ray said.
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