Brutal killer who murdered businesswoman, 35, as she walked her dogs in frenzied scissor attack will find out next week whether he will be freed after 27 years behind bars
- David Bond will find out next week if he will be granted parole in bid for freedom
- He was previously jailed for life for the murder of Debbie Buxton in April 1993
- Bond targeted Mrs Buxton in random attack as she walked in Marston-on-Dove
A brutal killer who murdered a woman as she walked her dogs in a frenzied scissor attack is due to find out whether he will be released after 27 years behind bars.
David Bond, from Stretton, Rutland, was jailed for killing Debbie Buxton, 35, while she walked along the riverbank in Marston-on-Dove, South Derbyshire in April 1993.
Nottingham Crown Court previously heard how Mrs Buxton was knocked unconscious and stabbed 11 times from behind with a pair of broken scissors.
Bond, who was 28 at the time, was initially jailed for life with a recommendation he serve at least 40 years. This was later cut to 25 years.
David Bond (above), from Stretton, Rutland, was jailed for killing Debbie Buxton, 35, while she walked along the riverbank in Marston-on-Dove, South Derbyshire in April 1993
His previous bid for parole was turned down in 2018, but it has now been confirmed a decision on Bond’s latest parole hearing is expected next week.
A Parole Board spokesman said: ‘We can confirm the parole review of David Bond has been referred to the Parole Board and is following standard processes.
Bond, who was 28 at the time, was initially jailed for life with a recommendation he serve at least 40 years
‘Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.
‘A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.
‘Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports in the lead up to an oral hearing.
‘Evidence from witnesses including probation officers, psychiatrists and psychologists, officials supervising the offender in prison as well as victim personal statements are then given at the hearing.
‘The prisoner and witnesses are then questioned at length during the hearing which often lasts a full day or more.
‘Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.’
Bond has a history of violence towards women and had only been released from prison 11 weeks prior to his savage attack on Mrs Buxton.
He was first convicted in 1981 before receiving a five-year youth custody sentence in 1985 for three separate attacks on women.
Bond later attacked a 14-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman as they walked their dogs along a riverbank in Nottingham. He was jailed for eight years.
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