Harriet Wran, the daughter of the late former New South Wales premier Neville Wran, is to be freed on parole after serving two years in jail for her role in the robbery and murder of a Sydney drug dealer.
The NSW State Parole Authority granted Wran parole at a meeting today and she is expected to be released on Monday.
In July, the 28-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery in company and harbouring the killer of drug dealer Daniel McNulty in August 2014.
Her prison time commenced on August 13, 2014 and expires on August 12, 2018 with Judge Ian Harrison ruling her eligible for parole on August 12, 2016.
A statement from the parole authority said “standard parole conditions were imposed” on her.
It said additional conditions were also imposed including that she “abstain from alcohol use and not use or be in possession of illicit substances, participate in psychological/psychiatric treatment as directed and must not contact either the victim’s family or her co-offenders”.
Drug deal led to violent death
Wran was addicted to ice at the time she went to Mr McNulty’s public housing unit in inner-city Redfern to buy drugs with her boyfriend of two weeks, 35-year-old Michael Lee, and 29-year-old Lloyd Edward Haines.
The trio believed Lee and Haines could intimidate Mr McNulty into giving Wran more drugs than her money would cover.
But there was a violent struggle and Lee and Haines stabbed Mr McNulty to death and seriously wounded his flatmate Brett Fitzgerald.
The men pleaded guilty to murder, robbery in company causing wounding and grievous bodily harm and awaiting sentencing.
Initially Wran was also accused of murder, but the charge was withdrawn when she pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of being an accessory by harbouring, maintaining and assisting Lee while knowing he had killed Daniel McNulty.