Acting-Shadow Police Minister and Shadow Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie.
Acting-Shadow Police Minister and Shadow Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie. Cade Mooney

Vampire killer set for release

A ROCKHAMPTON-born woman who stabbed a man 27 times and drank his blood is set for release in January after serving 20 years in jail.

Tracey Wigginton, 45, who was dubbed the lesbian vampire killer, and three other women lured a 47-year-old council worker to a park on the banks of the Brisbane River in 1989.

Wigginton, who pleaded guilty to the charge of murder and was sentenced to life by the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1991, with 13 years.

Wigginton has applied for parole four times in the past, but Corrective Services Minister Neil Roberts said the independent parole board reconsidered and granted her most recent application.

The Liberal National Party has demanded the Government apply for a stay on a decision of the Queensland Parole Board to release Wigginton.

Shadow Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said the Queensland community would be outraged at the Christmas eve release of the notorious 'vampire' killer.

"Since then (jail time began), Wigginton has been far from a model prisoner, and in 2006 was moved back into high-security after allegedly assaulting a prison guard and another prisoner.

"What guarantees are Paul Lucas and Anna Bligh offering that this person will not re-offend.

"Hers was a most heinous crime and the Queensland community needs absolute certainty that she will not re-offend."

Attorney General Paul Lucas said he was seeking Crown Law advice on this matter.

"Ordinarily, someone would receive about 16 years for murder," he said.

"This person has served 21 years for this horrendous crime."



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