1. Samantha Knight’s killer Michael Guider has spent his first night outside of prison.
Paedophile Michael Guider, who killed schoolgirl Samantha Knight more than 30 years ago, has spent his first night outside of a Sydney prison in 17 years.
Bedraggled, bearded and with a large tumour below his midriff, notorious paedophile Michael Guider slowly walked out of Sydney’s Long Bay jail after serving a 17 year sentence on Thursday.
The 68-year-old was released after the Supreme Court rejected the NSW government’s bid to keep him locked up.
He will be subject to a five-year extended supervision order with 56 strict conditions, including constant electronic monitoring with an ankle bracelet.
Corrective Services NSW says Guider will remain at the Metropolitan Special Programs Centre adjacent to Long Bail jail until suitable halfway house accommodation is found.
“He will be escorted by staff if any essential appointments outside of the centre need to be made,” a spokeswoman told AAP.
Guider carried two black garbage bags containing his possessions as he left the jail. He made no comment to reporters and was heckled by two women.
"You filthy piece of sh*t," one yelled at the car ferrying him away from the prison.
As the car made its way to Blacktown Community Corrections Office - where Guider's supervision order was processed - a man on a scooter pulled alongside the vehicle and screamed: "You filthy animal".
Guider pleaded guilty in 2002 to the manslaughter of nine-year-old Samantha, who disappeared from Bondi in August 1986. Her body has never been found and he has never revealed its location.