Baby killer's parole going well - report

Last updated 05:00 17/02/2014

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A nanny who murdered a Christchurch toddler is said to be making "excellent progress" on parole.

However, she is still not allowed in the city without her probation officer's permission, nor can she have contact with children without an approved adult present.

Elizabeth Healy was released on parole in March 2013 after serving 15 years of a life sentence for killing 17-month-old Shae Hammond in 1997.

Shae was found unresponsive in a cot while in Healy's care. The back of her head had been bashed.

The child's mother, Andrea Keats, opposed Healy's release because Healy never admitted killing the child or showed any remorse.

A Parole Board progress hearing report this month said Healy was taking medication for an anxiety condition, her employer described her as a "great team player" and that she had so far been "very successful in her steps to reintegrate into the community".

Healy will finish her parole in March 2018.

The board decided further progress or monitoring hearings were unnecessary.

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