The killer nurse who shot and beheaded her ex-lover has walked free from jail more than two decades after the brutal murder.
Kathy Yeo was sentenced to a maximum 24 years behind bars in 2000 with a non-parole period of 18 years which ended on July 6, 2018.
The woman, now 47, was convicted for shooting dead her former boyfriend, Christopher Dorrian, in Sydney’s south in 1997.
Killer nurse Kathy Yeo (pictured) shot and beheaded her ex-lover but has now walked free from jail more than two decades after the brutal murder
The woman, now 47, was convicted for shooting dead her former boyfriend, Christopher Dorrian (pictured), in Sydney’s south in 1997
Two weeks after his disappearance, Mr Dorrain’s head was found in a sports bag washed up at Cooks River, south-west of the city.
A Corrective Services New South Wales spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the murderer was released on parole on Wednesday.
Yeo, who was a psychiatric nurse, has never revealed what she did with the headless body.
A State Parole Authority spokeswoman previously said Yeo would be subject to a number of standard parole conditions, plus four additional conditions.
These will include ensuring Yeo ‘must not contact, communicate with, watch, stalk, harass or intimidate the victims’ family’.
The former Rozelle Hospital staffer was recently described as being a ‘narcissistic, cunning, vile bloody creature’ by Mr Dorrian’s son.
James Dorrian was in court in June to hear the NSW State Parole Authority announce Yeo would walk free from prison.
‘She does nothing but brag about it,’ James Dorrian told Nine News outside the court.
A Corrective Services New South Wales spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the murderer (centre) was released on parole on Wednesday
James Dorrian (pictured), the son of Mr Dorrian previously slammed a decision to grant his father’s killer parole, describing Yeo as a ‘narcissistic, cunning, vile bloody creature’
Mr Dorrian’s son, who saw Yeo in person for just the second time, lashed out at the parole decision, calling it ‘ridiculous’.
‘It’s a monstrous act, she should be locked away for life,’ he said.
The man’s father was a patient at the drug and alcohol unit of Rozelle Hospital, in Sydney’s inner west, when he first met his future killer.
Yeo and Mr Dorrian reportedly had intimate relations in a hospital storeroom however the 31-year-old soon ended their relationship after the brief fling.
Soon after, the psychiatric nurse murdered him. Three bullets were found in Mr Dorrian’s skull.
The State Parole Authority spokeswoman said Yeo had undertaken ‘all appropriate programs’.
‘In forming any decision on parole, the State Parole Authority is required to consider whether a person convicted of murder or manslaughter has failed to tell investigators the location of their victim’s remains,’ she said.
‘When granting parole, the authority took into account all material before it, including reports form Community Corrections and the Serious Offender’s Review Council.’
In a Twitter statement, NSW Minister for Corrections David Elliott said ‘I have sought advice from the Crown Solicitor’s Office about avenues of appeal’.
Mr Dorrian’s severed head was found washed ashore in Sydney’s Cooks River (pictured) in 1997