Sick killer who chopped up and scattered wifes body could be released in months

A sadistic killer who dismembered his wife and dumped her body parts over multiple locations could be released from jail in a matter of months.

Cold-blooded Mitchell Quy, 46, strangled his 21-year-old wife Lynsey before scattering her limbs across Merseyside in December 1998.

Lynsey's torso was found at in the Pleasure Land fun fair in Southport – where the couple lived – and her arms and legs were later discovered bushes next to railway tracks.

Detectives never found her head or hands.

Not for the first time, the monster faces the prospect of being freed from HMP Gartree, Leicestershire ahead of an upcoming parole hearing in May.

People who knew Quy described him as a "total low life" and "dark and weird" – another added he was a "psychopath".

Quy was eventually jailed for life in January 2001 but only after spinning an 18-month lie in which he claimed his wife had "upped and left him" for another man.

Elliot Quy – who assisted his brother in scattering the victim's body parts – was released from jail in 2008.

People who knew Quy described him as a "total low life" and "dark and weird" – another added he was a "psychopath".

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Outraged Southport residents launched a campaign in 2019 to prevent his release when previously up for parole.

After twice being denied a hearing, Quy has been moved from a Category A to Category B prison and the Parole Board has confirmed his imprisonment will be reviewed, The Sun reports.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said: "We can confirm the parole review of Mitchell Quy has been referred to the Parole Board by the Secretary of State for Justice and is following standard processes.

"Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.

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"A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.

"Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports in the lead up to an oral hearing.

"Evidence from witnesses including probation officers, psychiatrists and psychologists, officials supervising the offender in prison as well as victim personal statements are then given at the hearing.

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"The prisoner and witnesses are then questioned at length during the hearing which often lasts a full day or more.

"Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority."

A verdict is expected from the Parole Board within six weeks of Quy's hearing.

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