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James David Watson - Child Killer
Age: 59 yrs old (2011)
State:SA - Elizabeth
Sentenced in SA in 1986 to life in jail - 24 yrs jail/ non parole. When the Truth in Sentencing Act came into
operation in August, 1994, his non-parole period was changed to 16 yrs 4 mths jail.
CHILD KILLER..Convicted of sexual assault/ murder. Victim was 14 yr old Fiona Perkins who was on her way
back from the shop.
SA Labour Government, prevented Watsons parole twice in
2002. Currently still in jail (2005). Parole rejected - November 2005.
News (6-6-2010)- "The court heard Fiona was returning to her home after buying sweets from a local shop. She was forced into a drain near
her home, undressed, brutally assaulted and strangled in the course of an attempted rape"- Read more below.
James David Watson
Convicted killer denied release bid
Convicted child killer James David Watson has lost a bid to appeal to the High Court to overturn
the South Australian government's decision to block his release.
The government five times has blocked the release of Watson, who was jailed for life in 1986 for
the murder of 14-year-old Fiona Perkins.
Watson's non-parole period expired in 2002 and despite repeated recommendations for release by the
SA Parole Board, Watson's freedom has been thwarted by the state government.
His lawyer Greg Mead SC argued the SA Governor's decision to block his release unreasonable.
"We say the overriding duty of the governor is to act fairly and justly ... here there is no apparent
reason (for the block)," he said.
"We say that the intention of parliament (in giving the discretion to block) is that the Governor in
ordinary course will approve the parole board's recommendation for release."
Mr Mead said the parole board had reviewed all relevant factors, including the impact of Watson's
release on the victim's family.
"The governor has just decided that the non-parole period fixed by the court is insufficient," he said.
The Adelaide schoolgirl was returning to her home after buying sweets from a local shop when she
was forced into a drain and strangled in the course of an attempted rape.
Killer's campaign for freedom
A convicted killer whose release on parole has been repeatedly rejected by Premier Mike Rann, is seeking a judicial review of his
case to try to win his freedom.
James David Watson has launched the Supreme Court action against the State Government, after being refused parole on five occasions
when Executive Council overruled Parole Board recommendations to release him.
Watson, 58, has been in prison since September, 1985, when he was arrested for the murder of Elizabeth Downs schoolgirl Fiona Perkins, 14.
He was sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 24 years in August, 1986, but when the Truth in Sentencing Act came into
operation in August, 1994, his non-parole period was recalculated to be 16 years and four months. That term expired in January, 2002.
In sentencing, the court heard Fiona was returning to her home after buying sweets from a local shop. She was forced into a drain near
her home, undressed, brutally assaulted and strangled in the course of an attempted rape.
During sentencing, Justice Olsson said the crime was"the type of nightmarish situation which every concerned parent fears".
Watson first applied for parole in November, 2001 and the Parole Board recommended he be released on parole for a period of 10 years.
This and four subsequent recommendations were all refused by Executive Council.
The latest refusal by the Governor-in-council occurred on November 16, 2009, and featured as a key component of Labour's law and order
mantra in the State Election campaign in March.
Fiona Perkins' mother, Yvonne, yesterday said she believed Watson "should not be in prison" because he had served his mandated sentence.
"I still hope he does not live in my area if he is released, but he has served his non-parole period," she said.
Mrs Perkins said while she felt it was an injustice when Watson's original 24 year non-parole period was reduced to just 16 years under
truth in sentencing, what was happening to him now was "also an injustice".
"He has now done 25 years, more than his original sentence. There is no purpose, it is purely political," she said.
In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, Watson, who is in Port Lincoln prison, states that no application has ever been made for an
order extending his non-parole period, as required under the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act.
"Nor has any application been made by the Attorney-General pursuant to . . . the Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act to have me declared a
dangerous offender," he states.
He says his conduct in prison has been "exemplary", and that during the election campaign he saw political adverts in which it was
stated that "every time the Parole Board has recommended these men (including me) be released, Mike Rann and Labor have refused".
"It was implied that the Opposition would release me if they were elected," he states.
Watson, who suffers from obesity, asthma and restricted mobility, says he has not previously made such an application because he
"held out some hope" the Parole Board's recommendation would ultimately be accepted.
"I felt some diffidence about instituting legal proceedings against those who have the power to decide upon my release, and against
whose decision there is no statutory right of appeal," he says.
Watson says his grounds for the appeal include the "continued and repeated refusal of the Governor-in-council to order my release
on parole pursuant to recommendations of the Parole Board and the various statements made by the Premier and the Minister for Correctional Services."
In an in-chambers hearing last week, Justice Kevin Duggan granted Watson permission to proceed with the application for judicial
review. The case has been adjourned for a directions hearing on June 14.
Sunday Mail (6-6-2010)
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