Shoalhaven News

Triple murderer De Gruchy now a free man


Triple murderer Matthew De Gruchy has been released from Long Bay Jail, more than 23 years after he brutally killed his mother and two siblings in their Albion Park Rail home.

De Gruchy was jailed for at least 21 years in 1998 for murdering his mother Jennifer, 42, brother Adrian, 15, and sister Sarah, 13.

He was 18 at the time.

The three were bludgeoned to death at their Shearwater Boulevarde home in 1996.

The NSW State Parole Authority in July granted De Gruchy parole under numerous conditions - including that the now 41-year-old participate in psychological counselling and not contact his victims' family except for his father and any paternal relation.

The authority said at the time De Gruchy's behaviour in custody "has been close to exemplary with only two infringements of discipline in 23 years".

He is also not allowed to visit the Illawarra or Shoalhaven.

Source: AAP


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