Beast of Blenheim decision reserved
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 3:51p.m.
A judge has reserved a decision over whether the convicted rapist dubbed the
Beast of Blenheim should be subject to a 10-year extended supervision order
following his release from prison later this year.
Stewart Murray Wilson, now 65, was jailed in 1996 for a variety of sexual
offences against women and children, including rape, attempted rape and even
bestiality over a 25-year period in Marlborough.
Because he was sentenced before preventive detention laws were introduced he
must be released on September 1, after serving more than two-thirds of his
The Corrections Department pressed for an extended supervision order for
Wilson, to apply for 10 years from September 1, 2015, in the High Court at
Christchurch on Thursday, Fairfax reports.
Prison manager Wayne McKnight said a typed story was found in Wilson's cell
in 1999 or 2000 related to his offending.
The name of the girl in the story was similar to the name of one of Wilson's
victims, the court heard.
Wilson denied writing or possessing the story.
Clinical psychologist Jane Freeman-Brown supported the extended supervision
order, saying Wilson, who continues to deny his offending, is at high-risk of
Justice Graham Lang reserved his decision, telling the court he hoped to
deliver it in writing within the next week.
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