A girl who stabbed to death a new mum in an alleyway whilst high on drink and drugs is now free to walk the streets.
Jordan Jobson was just 15 years old when she stabbed new mum Samantha Madgin to death in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2007.
Jobson was jailed for life for killing the 18-year-old, but her sentence was reduced to 11 years after two appeals.
Despite a desperate fight by Samantha's family she was granted parole last month.
She was released from HMP Low Newton, in Durham, on Thursday morning, the Chronicle reports.
Samantha's mum, Alison, has previously told of her belief that Jobson should not be freed.
She said: "She still doesn’t have any remorse or any morals. In my eyes she will always be a murderer.
"Prison would have hardened her. I don’t think someone like that can change. Nobody knows what she’s going to be like when she gets out.
"I just pray to God nobody else gets hurt.
"It would be unbearable to think that someone else could go through this. They are playing monopoly with people’s lives."
Samantha, from Wallsend, had been enjoying her first night out since giving birth to son Callum when she crossed paths with 15-year-old Jobson.
Jobson, who had never met her victim, armed herself with a knife after a disturbance broke out in an alleyway.
The killer had been drinking vodka and snorting cocaine before she stabbed unarmed Samantha 10 times in the face, arms and chest and inflicted six other knife injuries, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
One of the blows pierced her lung and severed a major artery near her heart and nothing could be done to save her.
The senseless killing left Samantha’s family broken and robbed her son Callum, who was just 10 weeks old at the time, of his mum.
Jobson, from Walker in Newcastle, was convicted of murder after a harrowing court trial.
She was originally handed a minimum jail term of 15 years. But after two separate appeals that was reduced to 11.
Jobson had been eligible for parole in 2018, and was moved to an open prison in preparation for her release.
But the Chronicle revealed how she was returned to a higher security jail just three months before her minimum term came to an end, following an incident at HMP Askham Grange, an open prison in Yorkshire.
It is understood she had threatened another inmate.
Then in April last year, just weeks before she was due to come before the Parole Board, she scuppered her chance of release again after failing to comply with conditions when she was allowed out on day release.
Last year, Samantha’s loved ones were fighting to prevent the killer from being moved to a lower security jail.
And in May we were told that, after being given a chance at HMP Askham Grange, an open prison in Yorkshire, she was returned to her former jail following an incident during which she is understood to have threatened another inmate.
It is understood Jobson was subsequently transferred back to Askham Grange but, while on temporary release earlier this month, she breached the conditions imposed to allow her out.
Samantha’s loved ones have now set up Samantha’s Legacy in her memory.
The organisation will provide help and support to other families suffering as a result of knife crime and see Alison, and Samantha’s sister, Carly, visiting schools and young people’s groups to share their story in a bid to end Britain’s stabbing epidemic.