Prisoner Finds Love on the Outside

By AMANDA GEARING
News.com, Australia
September 24, 2001

A Jehovah’s Witness minister convicted of killing his pregnant wife in 1997 has fallen in love while on prison work release and remarried in Brisbane on Saturday.

Ian Reilly was convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Sylvia but has protested his innocence.

Lake Perseverance
Lake Perseverance

Reilly’s family and Sylvia’s family have claimed he was framed and wrongly convicted of the killing after Sylvia’s body was found in Lake Perseverance near Toowoomba on September 21, 1997.

Police have ruled out any link between Sylvia’s death and the stabbing murder of Leanne Kennedy by confessed Satanist Darren Maloney, who knew both women. Ms. Kennedy’s body was found on the day of Sylvia’s funeral.

Maloney, jailed for life in February last year, pleaded not guilty to the murder on the basis of “unsoundness of mind,” claiming he was deluded into thinking he was Satan when he stabbed Ms. Kennedy.
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