Hermanus Theodorus KRIEL 3/12/2020
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Hermanus Theodorus KRIEL
Hearing: 3 December 2020
at Rolleston Prison
Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young – Chairperson
Ass. Prof. P Brinded
Dr G Coyle
Counsel: Mr P Shamy
Support Persons: (withheld)
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Mr Kriel who is 26 years was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 2010. He was also convicted of indecent assault.
- We last saw him in May 2020. Prior to the May 2020 hearing we had seen the victim’s family. They believed that there was a sexual element to Mr Kriel's murder. We discussed that with Mr Kriel. He said there was no sexual aspect to the murder. The victim’s family had told us that they had information relevant to their belief of a sexual element to the offending. We asked they provide the information to the Board . We made it plain that ultimately we would provide that information to Mr Kriel .
- We have seen the victim’s family again more recently. They have now provided us with an amount of material relating to Mr Kriel and his background. We have recently provided that information to Mr Kriel and his counsel.
- Today, with the agreement of Mr Kriel’s lawyer, Mr Kriel and his family, we have adjourned the hearing until the May hearing of the extended Board. The basis for the adjournment is firstly to give Mr Kriel's counsel and Mr Kriel the opportunity of reviewing the material provided to us by the victim's family. Secondly for us to refer the information provided by the victim's family to Correction’s psychologists so that they can review the information and make an assessment as to how that may or may not influence their risk assessment and therefore treatment need and ultimately reintegration with respect Mr Kriel.
- We will therefore see him again, as we have indicated, in late May with the hope that an updated psychological report can be provided and secondly, we can have information from Mr Kriel’s counsel as to what, if any, of the material provided to us by the victim's family he accepts and what he does not accept. We may then need to decide how, if at all, there needs to be a resolution of the accuracy of the material provided to us.
Sir Ron Young