Child killer Ian Huntley brags to inmates that he will 'walk free in 3 years'



SICK child killer Ian Huntley has bragged to inmates that he will be free to walk the streets in three years.

The deluded Soham murderer told fellow lags at HMP Frankland he will challenge a rule that meant he cannot apply for parole for 40 years.

A high court judge ruled Huntley should have no chance of parole until 2042, and should remain in prison unless he confessed to his horrific crime.

But warped Huntley believes he should be able to make a bid for freedom after serving 18 years of his life sentence, which is in three years’ time.

And the evil killer, who murdered school-pals Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002, sparked further outrage by saying he wants to be in a cushier jail.

A prison insider said: “Huntley sees himself as a reformed character and has been complaining about his 40- year sentence.

“He has been banging on about it to fellow inmates and some of the prison guards.

“Huntley has been telling people he is a different person and believes he should be allowed to apply for parole after serving 18-years - which isn’t even half his sentence.

“He also somehow thinks that he should now be moved to a lower category prison, where the regime is more liberal.

“He’s actually told people he thinks that his sentence was overly long.”

The insider said Huntley had been attending a string of self-help classes and meetings inside the category A jail in a bid to show bosses he was reformed.

They said: “Huntley does his best to avoid trouble in prison.

“He keeps his head down and avoids most of the real hard cases, mostly because they will attack him given half the chance.

"It’s all part of his wider plan to try and make out that he’s this reformed character.

“He attends all of the self-help or self-improvement meetings, anything which will show him in a positive light.”

But the insider said it was all an act, and that the twisted killer was as evil and deluded as ever.

They said: “Every so often his guard will drop and you’ll find him talking about some horrific murder with another one of the Frankland murderers. a very evil, manipulative killer and always will be.

“Huntley is as dangerous today as the day he walked into Frankland which is one of the reasons why he’s still in a top-security prison.

“He’s done 15-years but has still not really showed any real remorse. His only concern is for himself and not for the pain which he has caused.”

Earlier this year we revealed how desperate Huntley had told prison bosses he wanted to transition to become a woman in a bid to be moved from HMP Frankland.

The Parole Board, under present rules, would only sanction the murderer’s release if it was convinced that he was no longer a risk to the public.

Huntley repeatedly lied at his Old Bailey trial, claiming that one of the 10-year-old girls had died after falling in his bathroom and that he had accidentally smothered the other while trying to stop her from screaming.

Jessica and Holly, dressed in matching Manchester United shirts, were last seen in Soham, Cambridgeshire, on August 4, 2002.

They had walked past the caretaker’s bungalow where Huntley lived with his former fiancée, Maxine Carr, who had been a classroom assistant at St Andrew’s Primary School where they were pupils.