Murdered schoolgirl Chloe Hoson’s mother has opened up about the five-year-old’s final moments and how she believes justice has not been served.
Karina Beharrell said she has thought of Chloe every day since her murder in Sydney in 2003 and that her killer Tim Kosowicz’s recent release from the mental facility where he was detained has added to her heart wrenching pain.
Ms Beharrell, who has developed agoraphobia, preventing her from leaving her home, has slammed the state’s decision to allow Kosowicz back on the streets without serving a single day in jail.
‘I felt like justice left the minute that he was allowed to come out,’ she told 7News.
Karina Beharrell, the mother of murdered schoolgirl Chloe Hoson (pictured), has opened up about the five-year-old’s final moments and how she believes justice has not been served
Ms Beharrell (pictured) said she has thought of Chloe every day since her murder in Sydney in 2003
The grieving mother said Chloe’s killer Tim Kosowicz’s (pictured) recent release from the mental facility where he was detained has added to her heart wrenching pain
‘My heart’s been heavy for a long time, but it’s just gotten heavier since I knew.’
The publication reported that Ms Beharrell was not told about Kosowicz’s release, but instead found out through family members in Sydney. Kosowicz is staying at his parent’s home in country Victoria.
Chloe was strangled, suffocated with plastic bags and her body dumped into a creek when she was five years old in November 2003.
Ms Beharrell told 7News she was cleaning their caravan in Lansvale, in Sydney’s west, when Chloe came bounding in the door with a question.
‘She’s like, ‘Mum, mum!’ And I was tidying up at the time and I told her just to leave me alone, to go back outside and play,’ she said.
Chloe ran over to her Kosowicz’s caravan next door to play with his cat, but Kosowicz later admitted to he strangled Chloe after she knocked over his bowl of cannabis.
Chloe did not die immediately so Kosowicz covered her head in plastic bags and then interfered with her body before she was dumped into a creek.
Ms Beharrell has developed agoraphobia, preventing her from leaving her home (pictured)
Ms Beharrell revealed Chloe bounded into their caravan on a Friday afternoon in November, 2003, but she told her to go play while she cleaned
The New South Wales Supreme Court found Kosowicz (pictured) was not guilty of murder due to mental illness
‘She spilt my pot on the ground and then I lost the plot,’ he said.
‘Then I blacked out and next thing I was strangling her in my bedroom.’
The New South Wales Supreme Court found he was not guilty of murder due to mental illness.
Chloe’s father Michael Hoson said at the time: ‘Change the system for starters regardless of whether you’re sane, insane, whatever, you do the crime you do the time.’
Last year the Mental Health Review Tribunal was considering a proposal to release criminals in the mental health system into the community without notifying police.
Chloe’s mother Ms Beharrell is pictured centre, being comforted by relatives as she leaves Liverpool Court in 2003
Kosowicz (pictured) is believed to be living with his parents in rural Victoria
NSW Police Association’s Scott Weber told news.com.au at the time that it was extremely important for offenders to maintain parole and release conditions.
‘It really is policing 101 for officers to know what offenders are being released,’ he said.
Peter Rolfe, president of victims group Support After Murder said that, ‘Victims have no rights under the legal system,’and accused the Mental Health Review Tribunal of being a ‘law unto themselves’.
NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies told 7News she cannot comment on the case because of legal issues.
Police investigators and forensic officers at the scene where the body of five-year-old girl Chloe Louise Hoson was found in 2003 at Lansvale in Sydney’s south west
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