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Schoolgirl's killer denied parole

Last updated 07:30 17/05/2014

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The man convicted of murdering Invercargill schoolgirl Sarah Curry 22 years ago has been denied parole.

Peter George Davis was sentenced to life in jail on June 1992 for the murder of 8-year-old Sarah Curry and an indefinite sentence of preventive detention for unlawful sexual connection.

The Parole Board decision, released yesterday, says Davis, who waived his attendance before the board, needed to undertake considerable work to promote his rehabilitation.

Since the age of 26 Davis had spent most of his life in prison and had reduced cognitive and intellectual abilities.

He needed considerable support, the decision says.

''He is described as being a serious risk of harm to possible sexual victims. His reintegration needs will require careful management because of his undoubted risk.''

Davis, by a ''wide margin'', did not meet the criteria for release on parole, the board says.

It would see Davis in two months' time to consider a further postponement order.

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- The Southland Times

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