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Daughter terrified Cardiff mum’s killer is up for parole

Shirley Oliver (pictured), 42, was brutally murdered by brothers Stuart and Christopher Jones after accepting a lift back from a night out in Cardiff in 2005

The daughter of a woman beaten to death and dumped in an ally is terrified one of her killers will be freed on parole next month.

Shirley Oliver, 42, was brutally murdered by brothers Stuart and Christopher Jones after accepting a lift back from a night out in Cardiff in 2005.

There was ‘not a bone left unbroken’ after the attack and her injuries were so bad experts were unable to give an exact cause of death.

After she was hit with a car lock, stamped on, and her hair pulled out, she was left for dead in a side alley.

Christopher Jones was sentenced to 13 years in prison, while his brother Stuart was ordered to serve at least 15 years behind bars after being convicted of her murder.

But Christopher Jones is due for a parole hearing on February 6, which could see him back on the streets. Her daughter Stephanie, 34, is terrified of bumping into one of her mother’s killers and is beside herself not knowing where he will be released.

She said: ‘I never got to tell her how she was the most best mum in the world.

‘Just because he’s been in there for 13 years, he’s had it really easy.

One of her killers Christopher Jones is due for a parole hearing on February 6, which could see him back on the streets. Her daughter Stephanie Davis (pictured, 34, is terrified 

One of her killers Christopher Jones is due for a parole hearing on February 6, which could see him back on the streets. Her daughter Stephanie Davis (pictured, 34, is terrified 

‘Prisons are like hostels nowadays. He’s got qualifications in there.

‘They’re already allowed him home visits, he’s already got a job and on day release. He’s coming out to start again.

‘But it was so brutal and horrific, there’s no way he’s changed.

‘To do that in the beginning you have to be evil. My biggest fear is bumping into him.’

Mrs Oliver met her killers after her daughter got into a relationship with their brother Matthew.

The pair got a flat together and Stephanie got pregnant.

After the birth of her daughter they moved into a house together and ‘life seemed great’.

But the relationship ended up turning sour with Stephanie fleeing their home.

It was then that Stuart Jones met his victim, taking Stephanie to her mother’s home.

Christopher Jones (pictured) was sentenced to 13 years in prison, while his brother Stuart (right) was ordered to serve at least 15 years behind bars after being convicted of her murder

Pictured: Killer Stuart Jones

Christopher Jones (left) was sentenced to 13 years in prison, while his brother Stuart (right) was ordered to serve at least 15 years behind bars after being convicted of her murder

She said: ‘Matthew’s brother, Stuart Jones, took me to my mother’s. My mum made him tea and they chatted. 

‘This was not the first time, either – his younger brother Christopher had been to my mum’s a fair few times and even had food she cooked.

‘One day I managed to escape and drove straight to my mum’s, where she protected me and my beautiful girl. 

‘I didn’t go back after that he was asked to move out. Months later I slowly moved back in and tried to rebuild my life.’

Years passed without a word from the Jones’, until the phone call came that Mrs Oliver had been found dead.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how Mrs Oliver had agreed to a lift home from Stuart and Christopher Jones.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how Mrs Oliver had agreed to a lift home from Stuart and Christopher Jones. The Jones' attacked her in the car, dragged her body to a side alley (pictured) and left her for dead 

Cardiff Crown Court heard how Mrs Oliver had agreed to a lift home from Stuart and Christopher Jones. The Jones’ attacked her in the car, dragged her body to a side alley (pictured) and left her for dead 

Stuart, of Roath, Cardiff, attacked her from behind as she sat in the front seat.

She was dragged from the car, stamped on strangled, beaten and left for dead.     

No one has ever found out why the brothers did what they did.  

Stephanie said: ‘Many years passed until the call that has changed our lives forever happened. 

‘I knew it was bad, I just never imagined that – my mum was gone and I couldn’t understand how any one could hurt her. 

‘She was the most kind, loving person you could ever meet.

‘At first we were led to believe it was her boyfriend as he was in such shock he could not speak for days.

‘But an off duty community officer had spent her own time and many hours trailing CCTV footage and found my mum leaving a club arm in arm laughing and giggling with two lads walking towards their car. 

‘These boys were in fact Stuart and Christopher Jones.

‘They were not strangers, she knew them and trusted them like family. 

‘They were giving her a lift as she had lost her partner and was going home – home where she never made it to.

‘She was left behind her brothers house in a gutter, streets away from her own house. 

After hearing news of the parole hearing that could see one of her mother's murderers freed, she expressed her anger on social media. Pictured: The alley where Shirley Oliver was killed

After hearing news of the parole hearing that could see one of her mother’s murderers freed, she expressed her anger on social media. Pictured: The alley where Shirley Oliver was killed

‘She wouldn’t harm a fly. To this day we don’t know why they did what they did and maybe we never will, but what they did I need everyone to know this was beyond murder this was so horrific and beyond anything imaginable.

‘My mother got into the car, at some point an argument broke out, she was strangled from behind while her hands were held down. 

‘She managed to break a window and she was taken to an ally and beaten for hours. 

‘There was not a bone unbroken, hit with a car lock, her hair was gone, a footprint embedded into her torso so much so the wire from her bra was embedded also. 

‘It was so severe there was no way of knowing cause of death.

‘Although they did know she was alive when they took her from the car, my mum was a fighter and they kept going on going because I know she would never have given up and to this day that breaks me.’    

After hearing news of the parole hearing that could see one of her mother’s murderers freed, she expressed her anger on social media.

Writing on Facebook she explained what happened and how terrified she is of coming up against him again.  

The post has been shared hundreds of times, with nearly 400 likes and over 150 comments of support.

But victim liaison officers have since told her the post has put Christopher Jones’ life in danger over fears of vigilante attacks.

As a result she has been banned from any updates on the case.

She said: ‘I didn’t feel they kept us in the loop very much.

‘Because I put that post up the victim liason officer said they’re not allowed to give me any info about my mum anymore.

‘The thing that affects me is that we’re not allowed to even know which county he’s going to.

‘He could even be coming back to Cardiff. They’re saying it’s going to be hard to keep him out of the whole of Cardiff. But he knows where we live.

‘I don’t understand why we can’t be told where he is.’

The Parole Board said: ‘We can confirm that Christopher Jones is currently undergoing a parole review and this is following normal processes.

‘He is due to have an oral hearing in February 2018. We are unable to comment further on the individual details of this case.’  



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