Parole granted for man jailed over wife’s murder after serving seven-year sentence for shooting death of partner’s dog
A man jailed for 17 years for murdering his partner’s dog in an Adelaide suburb has been released after serving seven-years.
The man was freed from the Adelaide jail on Friday with his bond reduced, the Adelaide Mercury reports.
It was also reported he was released on bail for his own safety.
Magistrate Michael McNeil ordered the man, now 40, to take a mental health assessment and make an application to have his parole revoked for good behaviour.
Last week he was jailed for life for the murder of Sarah McFarland, a woman he had met online but hadn’t known dating through a dating site.
Police were called to the scene in August 2009 after the couple heard a woman screaming through a neighbour’s door.
Ms McFarland was shot five times and left for dead with a bullet hole용인출장샵 in her head.
Police found and rescued the couple’s puppy dog in 2012.
The two were married but Sarah had custody of her dog.
‘The dogs were not killed that night so I feel bad for the whole couple,’ she told the ABC.