The 'Monster of Worcester' who murdered three children before impaling their mutilated bodies on a fence outside their home has been released from prison.
David McGreavy, 67, murdered Paul Ralph, four, and his sisters Dawn, two, and nine-month-old Samantha at their home in Worcester in 1973.
But the children's mother Elsie Urry, who now lives in Hampshire, was told by Victim Support today that he has been freed after serving 46 years in jail.
She had been able to put forward suggestions on his conditions upon release, with the exclusion zones imposed on him extended after her input.
Ms Urry, also known as Dorothy, told BBC Hereford and Worcester: 'It gives me a bit of peace of mind but it is still not fair he has been released after what he has done.
'There's other prisoners that haven't done half as bad as what he did to my children and they haven't been put up for parole, so what has made him be able to get (it)?'
She added: 'They said he was going in for life and then they changed it for (at least) 20 years, but he hasn't done 60 years. He took three lives, not just one or two; three.'
McGreavy, a family friend and lodger at the family's home in Rainbow Hill, claimed he killed the children because one of them would not stop crying.
A document from the Parole Board about McGreavy's case released last year said that over his near-half century in custody, the killer had changed 'considerably'.
It added: 'He has developed self-control, as well as a considerable understanding of the problems that he has had and what caused them.
'The psychologist identified a number of factors which make it less likely that Mr McGreavy will reoffend in future.
'These included his improved self-control and the fact that Mr McGreavy has learnt to remain calm in stressful situations.
'He has also shown himself to be compliant and co-operative with authority, which suggests that he will comply with licence conditions.
'A network of supportive friends in the community was also identified as a protective factor.'