A MURDERER who beat his wife to death could be one of the first prisoners prevented from being released by reforms.
Incoming Attorney General Alex Chalk has pledged to move forward with the legal restructuring, following a “moving” objection from Joanna Simpson’s family.
Former BA pilot Robert Brown, 59, killed his estranged wife Joanna, 46, in 2010 at Ascot, Berks as their children were playing nearby.
Brown confessed to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 26 years in prison. He is now eligible for parole later this year.
Joanna’s family is terrified that he might stalk them.
The powers allowing ministers to override probation officers are expected in a few months, Mr Chalk told The Sun.
He said that speaking to Joanna’s mother, Diana Parks, was “one of the most powerful and moving meetings I’ve ever had.”
And Mr Chalk pledged to push ahead with parole reform, which gives him veto power.
It came as Harry Potter author JK Rowling accused Brown and asked, “Why is he being released?”