Australia: 'I've been given a life sentence too': Mother of hero cop gunned down trying to stop an armed hold-up makes a heartfelt plea as killer's accomplice is due to be freed - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia'I've been given a life sentence too': Mother of hero cop gunned down trying to stop an armed hold-up makes a heartfelt plea as killer's accomplice is due to be freed

12:50  15 april  2019
12:50  15 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The mother of an officer who was gunned down on the job has made a desperate plea ahead of the release of one of the men convicted over her son's death.

Benjamin Ernest Power, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for being an accomplice in the murder of Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding in 2011, is expected to walk free later this week.

Constable Leeding was shot in the face at point blank range after responding to an armed hold-up at the Pacific Pines Tavern on the Gold Coast.

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'I've been given a life sentence too': Mother of hero cop gunned down trying to stop an armed hold-up makes a heartfelt plea as killer's accomplice is due to be freed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding (pictured right alongside his wife Sonya) was murdered in 2011

The 35-year-old father-of-two died three days later in hospital.

His murderer, Phillip Graeme Abell and another accomplice Donna McAvoy were both sentenced to life in jail for their crimes, The Courier Mail reported.

Power became eligible for parole in August last year, but his first application was rejected.

Det Sen Const Leeding's mother, Julie Waters, has strongly opposed his release since she was first warned he could be freed.

In a heartfelt letter to the Parole Board, she questioned why he should be given the chance to live a normal life.

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He was given a life sentence in 1982 after admitting the murder of a 91-year-old Henry Walsh in his flat at Ormskirk, Lancashire, stabbing him a dozen Justice Minister Jeremy Wright said: 'Reoffending has been too high for too long and we are introducing significant reforms to the way offenders are

'I feel like I've been given a life sentence too. I can't believe he (Power) could be out of jail so soon and getting on with his life. Lucky him.

'The lives of my family changed forever the day we lost Damian and it's had a devastating impact on all of us,' she said.

'I've been given a life sentence too': Mother of hero cop gunned down trying to stop an armed hold-up makes a heartfelt plea as killer's accomplice is due to be freed © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police playing bagpipes led the funeral procession for Constable Leeding in June 2011 Power's second parole bid was approved and he is due to be released on Tuesday.

However, thanks to Ms Waters' resilience and campaigning, Power will now need to obey a number of parole conditions.

He will have to wear an electronic tracking device and will not be allowed enter part of southeast Queensland where Ms Waters and her family reside.

'I'd much rather he be rotting in jail than out in the community but at least some strict conditions have been imposed on him,' she said.

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The sentence will be delivered by Justice Christopher Beale in the Supreme Court of Victoria at 10.30am on Thursday morning.

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