From killing a teenager, to getting an early release from her sentence, people are unhappy with Shauna Hoare's release.
2015 was a tough year for the residents of Bristol after the horrific murder of 16-year-old high schooler Becky Watts. What started out as a case of disappearance slowly revealed itself to be a gruesome murder with manslaughter, and kidnapping.
The cops found out that Becky Watt’s stepbrother, Nathan Matthews, and his then-girlfriend, Shauna Hoare, were involved in this brutal murder. This disturbing case sent chills down the spine on a nationwide level, with the convicted criminals being put behind bars. But, it looks like the sentence was short-lived, as Shauna Hoare was seen released from prison recently. Here’s what happened.
Shauna Hoare’s involvement in the murder
The devastating case of Becky Watt’s murder saw the arrest of Shauna Hoare, who claimed that she had nothing to do with the murder. But the gruesome sexually motivated kidnap and murder conspiracy came to life with adequate proof to charge Shauna.
Shauna assisted her boyfriend in chopping up 16-year-old Becky’s body in their bathtub after suffocating her. And stashing the pieces of her body in suitcases. The then-21-year-old Shauna was given a 17-year sentence. But it looks like she is released after just 8 years of serving time.
Shauna Hoare’s release
The nation is shocked by the early release of the killer. As of Friday, Shauna was released on license from HMP Bronzefield in Surrey and was taken to a probation hostel in Berkshire, according to The Sun. Shauna was spotted soaking in some sun while walking through a shopping precinct. She has also allegedly changed her hair color to hide her identity.
A source spoke to The Sun, with reference to Shauna’s release, and said the following about her current whereabouts.
“Shauna arrived at the hostel on Friday morning. She’s been out shopping and enjoys a ciggie in the garden.
“She doesn’t seem to have a care in the world and has been telling everyone how thrilled she is to be out. She’s also been boasting her licensing conditions are pretty soft.”
“She has to wear a GPS tag, abide by a curfew, and has to give her phone for inspection on demand, but that’s about it. As far as she’s concerned, life is good.”
“If I had done something as bad as her I’d want to disguise myself as well. The neighbours around here know it’s a bail hostel but I think they’d be shocked to know someone as vile and sadistic as Shauna is living on their street.”
Becky’s mother reacts to the early release
It looks like no one is happy about Shauna’s release, besides herself. The mother of the victim, Tanya Watts, went through a lot of trauma after the murder and has been dreading the release of the murderer. In a conversation with Bristol Live, Tanya Watts said the following about the dreaded release of her daughter’s killer.
"I don’t want her to feel like she’s free to walk down the street without a care in the world, after what she did. I think she’s cold and evil.
“Becky liked her and trusted her and she betrayed Becky’s trust, and it is hard when I think of how she smiled at the camera in the police station when she was arrested. She’s not even 30, she’s got her whole life ahead of her and she’s got a future, whereas when we go to talk to our daughter, we’re talking to the ground."
Tanya even said that people should definitely know that Hoare is back on the streets. And even added the fact that Hoare is manipulative and should have been sentenced to life, instead of being let off so soon.