Joanna Simpson’s killer will want revenge on my family if he’s released from prison, her mum fears

TRAGIC Joanna Simpson’s killer will “get revenge” on her family if he’s released from prison, her mother fears.

mummy Diana Parkes He warned they were at risk and would blame them ahead of a key meeting with the new justice minister to beg to keep him locked up.

Victim Joanna Simpson was killed by Robert Brown


Victim Joanna Simpson was killed by Robert BrownCredit: Dan Charity
Mother Diana Parkes warned the family would be at risk if Brown were released


Mother Diana Parkes warned the family would be at risk if Brown were releasedCredit: Dan Charity

Sick Robert Brown killed his estranged wife at her family home before dumping her body in a prepared grave in 2010.

But he was acquitted of the murder and is serving only a 13-year sentence for manslaughter – and is set to be released in November.

The family will meet with the new justice minister and ask him to use his powers to intervene to keep him locked up longer.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Wednesday: Johannas Mother, Diana Parks, said: “I am very grateful that he agreed to meet us and I really hope we can get through to him that Brown cannot be released and that he should remain in prison as long as he does.” possible.

“I am very concerned about his release because he will seek revenge.

“He will blame everyone for what he did but himself.”

“Jo’s friends, my family and women in general will be in danger because he lost everything he had.”

Joanna’s friend Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, who is also chair of the domestic violence charity Refuge, said Mr Chalk was the “only man on the planet” who could prevent the release of her friend’s killer.

She added: “With manslaughter in the particular sentence that Robert Brown got, they get a sentence but they have the right to be let out halfway – now two-thirds of the way.

“And that’s the problem, there’s no protection for the public.

“We’re trying to capitalize on the changes that have happened over the past year that gives one man on this planet the opportunity to prevent that and that’s Alex (Chalk).

“Former Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he would look at the case carefully later this year when he returns – but was forced to resign last month after a bullying inquiry found he had intimidated staff.

The Ministry of Justice said: “The Lord Chancellor understands the anxiety that Ms Parkes and Ms Barkworth-Nanton feel at the prospect of Robert Brown’s release and has invited them to meet with him before he considers this case later in the year. “

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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