Family of Bevan Meninga murder victim Cheree Richardson dreading imminent parole


This case is one of disgusting sick depraved torture and murder in my view, the case is so sad to read and this mongrel is getting out on parole. No one the family are scared. Bevan is the brother of famous Rugby league legend and coach Mal Meninga (an ex cop) some say he has had some influence on the case, who knows…

But big generous Mal, has offered for the crim to stay with him, can you imagine the freedom he would have with Mal away constantly coaching football etc? What a bloody joke that is, and reflects poorly on Mal being an ex cop, to think he is able to properly supervise and guide (grrrrrrrrr) his animal of a brother on parole.

FLASHBACK The Daily, August 7, 1992

FLASHBACK The Daily, August 7, 1992

Kay Dibben
The Courier-Mail
February 12, 2014

THE parents of Sunshine Coast murder victim Cheree Richardson are dreading the imminent release from jail of her killer, Mal Meninga’s brother Bevan Meninga.

Family of Bevan Meninga murder victim Cheree Richardson dreading imminent parole  Kay Dibben  The Courier-Mail  February 12, 2014  THE parents of Sunshine Coast murder victim Cheree Richardson are dreading the imminent release from jail of her killer, Mal Meninga’s brother Bevan Meninga.  Bevan Meninga, 42, who has served 21 years behind bars, could be out of jail within weeks on conditional parole. Meninga brother set to walk free  Famous brother made prison life hell  Meninga’s parole bid for brother It is understood a condition of his parole will be that he not live on the Sunshine Coast, where Cheree was killed, which means he cannot live with his mother as he had planned. Mal Meninga, who also offered his brother a home with his family in Brisbane, said yesterday his brother would be living with a sponsor outside his household. “But we’ll be there providing support for him, and we’ll visit him on a regular basis to ensure that he’s happy, he’s being looked after, he’s cared for,’’ he said. Meninga said the family would help his brother reintegrate into the community. “It’s really important the Meninga family get behind him,’’ Meninga said. Bevan Meninga murdered Richardson in 1991 by hitting her with a tree branch, later claiming he had been intoxicated at the time. Mal Meninga said yesterday his brother was extremely remorseful for what he had done and had “a lot of empathy for the victim and her family’’. Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group general manager Ross Thompson said Cheree’s parents Helen and John Richardson were dreading Bevan Meninga’s release. He said they did not want him back on the Sunshine Coast. “It’s where it all happened,’’ Mr Thompson said. “Now he is about to be out on parole it brings it all back to the family, it makes them feel very insecure, regardless of where he will live. “This takes them back to the very first days it happened.’’ Bevan Meninga took the Queensland Parole Board to the Supreme Court last month to force it to make a decision on his parole application, after waiting more than a year. The board has not yet approved his parole because conditions, including where he will live, are still being finalised. Conditions against his use of alcohol and illicit drugs also are expected, as psychiatrists and the board have expressed concern about the risk of him returning to substance abuse. Both Mal Meninga’s home and that of their mother were assessed for suitability for Bevan Meninga by probation and parole officers. On January 29 the board wrote to Meninga saying he might pose “an unacceptably high level of risk if released from custody at this stage’’, but invited him to make submissions.

Family of Bevan Meninga murder victim Cheree Richardson dreading imminent parole 

Bevan Meninga, 42, who has served 21 years behind bars, could be out of jail within weeks on conditional parole.

Meninga brother set to walk free

Famous brother made prison life hell

Meninga’s parole bid for brother

It is understood a condition of his parole will be that he not live on the Sunshine Coast, where Cheree was killed, which means he cannot live with his mother as he had planned.

Mal Meninga, who also offered his brother a home with his family in Brisbane, said yesterday his brother would be living with a sponsor outside his household

Queensland Origin coach Mal Meninga has offered to have his brother live with him if paroled.

Queensland Origin coach Mal Meninga has offered to have his brother live with him if paroled.

“But we’ll be there providing support for him, and we’ll visit him on a regular basis to ensure that he’s happy, he’s being looked after, he’s cared for,’’ he said.

Meninga said the family would help his brother reintegrate into the community.

“It’s really important the Meninga family get behind him,’’ Meninga said.

Bevan Meninga murdered Richardson in 1991 by hitting her with a tree branch, later claiming he had been intoxicated at the time.

He not only hit her with the tree branch, the sick bastard, use you imagination folks…sick

Mal Meninga said yesterday his brother was extremely remorseful for what he had done and had “a lot of empathy for the victim and her family’’.

Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group general manager Ross Thompson said Cheree’s parents Helen and John Richardson were dreading Bevan Meninga’s release. He said they did not want him back on the Sunshine Coast.

“It’s where it all happened,’’ Mr Thompson said.

“Now he is about to be out on parole it brings it all back to the family, it makes them feel very insecure, regardless of where he will live.

“This takes them back to the very first days it happened.’’

Bevan Meninga took the Queensland Parole Board to the Supreme Court last month to force it to make a decision on his parole application, after waiting more than a year.

The board has not yet approved his parole because conditions, including where he will live, are still being finalised.

Conditions against his use of alcohol and illicit drugs also are expected, as psychiatrists and the board have expressed concern about the risk of him returning to substance abuse.

Both Mal Meninga’s home and that of their mother were assessed for suitability for Bevan Meninga by probation and parole officers.

On January 29 the board wrote to Meninga saying he might pose “an unacceptably high level of risk if released from custody at this stage’’, but invited him to make submissions.

Mal Meninga in parole bid for brother Bevan, serving time for murder

LEAGUE legend Mal Meninga offered to have his brother Bevan, a convicted murderer, live in his Brisbane family home if he was released on parole.

Mal Meninga's letter in support of his brother.

Mal Meninga’s letter in support of his brother.

Bevan, who has served 21 years for the “horrific killing” of 19-year-old Cheree Richardson, has gone to court to force the Queensland Parole Board to make a decision.

Early last year, a probation and parole officer assessed Mal’s home’s suitability for Bevan, saying Mal had agreed to have him live there.

However, late last year Bevan applied to live with their mother on the Sunshine Coast, where Cheree was murdered, Supreme Court documents show.

In his latest release plan, filed in court, Bevan said his brother had offered to move him and his mother to Brisbane after his initial community reintegration on the Sunshine Coast.

“If the move to Brisbane is approved, my brother has full-time employment,” the document says.

Mal wrote in a letter to the board in 2012 that he “supported Bevan by phone, letters and visits over the term of his incarceration and have kept a keen interest in his welfare”.

“I believe family support is so invaluable, regardless of his wrongdoing … the family love, respect and support is paramount to his reintegration,” the letter states.

“Whilst as a family we don’t condone his actions of the past, I will make certain that Bevan will have the necessary family support during his reintegration.”

Last week, the Queensland Parole Board said Bevan might pose “an unacceptably high level of risk if released from custody at this stage” and gave him two weeks to prove otherwise.

Bevan murdered Cheree in 1991 by hitting her with a tree branch.

She had massive head and internal injuries.

The board says it is concerned Bevan, who claimed he was intoxicated at the time, could reoffend if he returned to alcohol or drug abuse.

Bevan has been eligible for parole since 2005 but has been kept in jail and has been waiting since January last year for a decision on his ­latest application.

He is at a low-security ­prison farm in Rathdowney.

A MAN who partied with teenager Cheree Richardson just an hour before her murder says he is still haunted by that night, 23 years after she was murdered.

Gavin Seib told the Daily yesterday that he believed the man convicted of Cheree’s rape and killing, Bevan Meninga, should never be released from prison.

Mr Seib spoke for the first time about his deep feeling of regret after going home early that night rather than staying around to make sure his new friend was safe.

He said he has battled to suppress his deep guilt for more than two decades.

His emotional problems erupted in stress and mental difficulties last year.

He decided to finally speak publicly about that horrific time in his life after reading reports that Meninga, who was jailed for life over the murder, may be released on parole – possibly as soon as today.

“I was talking to a girl who was brutally murdered an hour later,” Mr Seib said about that night in Mooloolaba.

“It has affected me my entire life.

“She was a lovely person, me and her got on like a house on fire, and over the years this has mentally stuffed me up.”

Mr Seib was 22 and out on the town when he met Cheree.

They chatted, laughed, he bought her drinks, they had a great time.

They even talked about his girlfriend, who Cheree had wanted to meet.

“We made plans to catch up after that night, but we never had the chance.

“I just want to say what a wonderful person she was.

“She’ll always be in my heart to the day I die.”

Cheree’s mutilated body was found two days later in dense parkland at Alexandra Headland.

Mr Seib, now 46, said he regrets leaving early that fateful night.

He believes he should have ensured his new friend’s safety before he left.

“I blamed myself,” he said of the death.

“When I left, I turned around to see her and I saw she was with him and he would look after her.

“I put my trust in him.”

“(I should have asked), ‘Are you right? Do you need a lift home?’

“She was a nice, lovely, happy-go-lucky woman and for someone to do that to her was horrific.”

Mr Seib, a prawn fisherman, is adamant that Meninga should remain behind bars for the murder.

“He got a life sentence, doesn’t that mean life?”

“It’s about time they stopped all this.

“People who murder people should get what they were sentenced.”

He also advised anyone who was struggling with deep guilt or anxiety to seek help soon from a doctor.

“It’ll do (them) a world of good to speak to someone about it.”

 

16 thoughts on “Family of Bevan Meninga murder victim Cheree Richardson dreading imminent parole

  1. I have had people close to this write to me recently and being so damn obsessed with high profile crimes etc I said I would check it out soon, as I knew it was an old case. I didn’t note he was possibly getting out soon!

    After reading up and reminding myself about the circumstances, I let them down leading up to parole, as far as Mal Meninga is concerned, he is dead to me, how can he stand tall supporting and offering to put this murderer in his care when he is never hardly home, to do as he pleases?

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  2. Its really disgusting what is happening, he murdered cheree bashing her to death just weeks after being released early from prison from bashing another woman. There is no rehabilitation for repeat offenders of this type, he is a deranged animal! He got sentence to life and gets out after only 21yrs to go live his life, Cheree never got to live her life so why should this creep. .. he ended her life brutally! So why does he think he deserves to have a life, The ugly freak does’nt deserve the air we breath. The brother “Mal” uses his pathetic football career to push and shove, they even used the system to have bevan concoct a story so he could be taken from prison to give evidence but really it was all made up lies so he and Mal could share lunch together. Its amazing the extent of lies they will go to get what he wants. We need to set example to these offenders “life is life” and the offenders remain in prison doing exactly what was ordered, Stop letting these sick creeps out to reoffend and preying on our inncent children, no wonder this crap keeps happening with a pathetic system we have in qld. Wake up for gods sake and keep this mongril locked up and throw away the key. Letting him out once already obviously wasnt good enough. Cheree would be still here if they would just kept him were he belonged in the first place.

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    • You would wonder how much rehab. has taken place would you not. Remember this psycho has not been near a woman in all this time and unless he has had some treatment I shudder what would be in his mind. neanderthal

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  3. I totally agree, he should never be released. The victims family must be going through hell and why should they! Lock him up and throw the key away

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  4. In Victoria the Parole Board has excelled itself in being responsible for the murders of Jill Meagher and countless others even back to when that psycho Dupas was let out twice and murdered women on each occasion.
    And I curse these people on parole boards and I hope that evil comes their way for what they have done. Let us not bullshit about this if it was not for them these murders would not have happened. They have blood on their hands.
    And how does the law allow tax payers money to be spent on all these appeals they have.
    What I think is that the law does not give a rats arse about ordinary people.
    What does matter is crime against the establishment. Ronald Ryan hung so Henry Bolte could win an election in Victoria. Ned Kelly for robbing banks and standing up for his mother and sister who was raped by a police officer.
    Both of these guys are saints compared to the sex murderers that abound in todays society. All the law gives them is a slap over the wrist with a damp feather.

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    • He raped her with a tree branch she died of massive internal injuries – am an ex cop I saw the crime scene photos. He was on parole for an assault on a woman at this time. He is an evil psychopath. The courier mail traded an exclusive with mal to go soft on the details – mal hero my ass!

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      • I cannot see any reason why a “Dexter” super hero could not be active in Australia to take out these scumbags for good. No more money for barristers and solicitors no more taking up breathing space on the planet. Carefully planned a group could get together and remove them from society. I suggest body disposal out at sea off the continental shelf.
        I would do it myself only I am 72. Surely there is some people ready to take on what the law will not. But if I happen to win millions in Lotto I will put bounties on the heads of these perps Veritas.

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  5. Bevan Meniga should have been executed for this disgusting act of violence he committed on this beautiful young innocent girl!
    Never to be released! Bring back Capitol punishment for these depraived scumbags as no women or child will ever be safe if he is released! Prevent him from reoffending!

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    • Totally agree. Our politicians are too scared to offer Australians a referendum on capital punishment. I would vote yes in a heartbeat and I would volunteer to administer the injection or pull the lever !!!

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    • Would give up my day job to be on the parole board
      The gaols would blow out in numbers tho
      Why aren’t real people on these boards ? Obviously there’s no members who read the papers or these sites or have a clue about what recidivists do when released because they can’t handle the real world ? Too many recidivists re offend within months violently because they are in fixable and will never be able to live by the rules ,so offend and get sent back to the safety of gaol

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  6. I’m cherees 2nd cousin was named after this beautiful girl n I never had the chance to meet or get to know her because of that bevan mutt it’s bullshit to say the least that this demon is allowed out n mal is almost as bad who stands by someone that done something like that to such a beautiful human. Family or not if he was my brother I would have killed him when I was younger before I had kid’s I had plans to sniper him the day he was released I hope he suffers terrible things I hate him for what he did to cheree n the heart ache our family feels n the heart ache that that my aunty n uncle feel witch would be unbearable I love u cheree n we will meet 1 day in heaven r.I.p babe xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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