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Samurai sword killer’s parole ‘bizarre’ and ‘absurd’: clinical psychologist

Correctional services department defends decision, saying interventions were taken before Morne Harmse’s release

The release on parole of samurai sword killer Morne Harmse poses a risk as he is a potential danger not only to himself but to society.

This is according to clinical psychologist and criminologist Prof Gerard Labuschagne, who said he had assessed Harmse in 2019 and found him to be a “significant” danger.

This, Labuschagne said, was unlikely to have changed due to the nature of his risk factors...

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