Christopher Jones was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2005 – but has been pictured on day release
A killer who savagely murdered a mother-of-three in an alleyway has been pictured in designer clothes buying a car after serving half of his life sentence.
Christopher Jones and his brother Stuart killed Shirley Oliver, 42, after she accepted a lift back from a night out in Cardiff in 2005.
There was ‘not a bone left unbroken’ after the attack and Ms Oliver’s injuries were so bad experts were unable to give an exact cause of death.
Stuart, from Roath in Cardiff, attacked her from behind as she sat in the front.
Ms Oliver was dragged from the car, hit with a lock, stamped on, strangled and had her hair pulled out before being left for dead in a side alley.
Christopher Jones, then aged 21, was sentenced to 13 years in prison after a trial while Stuart was ordered to serve at least 15 years.
Christopher was due for a parole hearing on February 6, a day after the anniversary of Ms Oliver’s murder.
Shortly before the hearing, he was seen on day release getting into a Honda Civic car after leaving the open prison in Usk, South Wales.
Jones is understood to have been released from prison in early March.
Ms Oliver’s daughter Stephanie Davis has now hit out at the justice system, labelling it a ‘total joke’.
She added: ‘The system gives no support and the only protection they care of is for this murdering piece of scum.’
Stuart Jones (left) was ordered to serve at least 15 years behind bars after being convicted of murdering Shirley Oliver, 42, (right) in Cardiff in 2005
Mother-of-three Ms Oliver was dragged from the car, hit with a car lock, stamped on, strangled and had her hair pulled out, before being left for dead in a side alley
There was ‘not a bone left unbroken’ after the attack and Ms Oliver’s injuries were so bad experts were unable to give an exact cause of death. Pictured, the alleyway where she was left to die
While the brothers never gave a motive for the attack, they are thought to have carried out the horrific murder over an unpaid £400 car repair bill.
Ms Davis added: ‘How can someone serving life be allowed to pop out of jail to buy a car? It’s wrong.’
On March 20, Ms Davis wrote on Facebook: ‘Have kept so busy lately to not think of this monster now released and living his life only a few miles away from on us.
‘To be told last night not from Vlo or anyone that should have made us all aware that the other monster has already been moved to open prison was it for me.
‘You release one an within a week move the other closer to his freedom. Vile where is your compassion. Justice system is a total joke…total let down [sic].’
Stuart Jones, who was 31 at the time, admitted murder and was ordered to serve at least 15 years in prison.
Now 44, he remains in an open prison but is due for parole in 2020.
While the brothers never gave a motive for the attack, they are thought to have carried out the horrific murder over an unpaid £400 car repair bill. Right, her daughter Stephanie has been left furious
A source told The Sun: ‘It begs the question where [Jones] got money from to buy a car like that. It’s nicer than some the staff drive.’
On March 11 Ms Davis wrote on Facebook: ‘So today has to be one of the worst since you were taken from us, knowing that monster is free and celebrating with his mother when that’s something we can never do again/
Ms Oliver’s daughter Stephanie Davis has now hit out at the justice system, labelling it a ‘total joke’
‘To my mother who should be here Happy Mother’s Day not a day goes by you are not in my thoughts untill we meet again.’
Mrs Oliver had met her killers four years before her death when her daughter Stephanie was in 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 and Stephanie later fled their home.
The brothers later bumped into Ms Oliver in a nightclub and were seen leaving the premises with her on CCTV before she was pictured getting into Jones’ Vauxhall Corsa.
Christopher Jones denied murder, claiming he was driving at the time.
But his trial in 2005 heard how a footprint from one of his training shoes was found on Mrs Oliver’s body.
Judge John Griffith-Williams QC said it was ‘a callous and cold-blooded killing …of a woman who did you no wrong’.
The Parole Board has been contacted for comment.