Malcolm Green, who was
jailed for life in 1971 for the brutal murder of a Cardiff prostitute.
When he was released after 18 years, he bludgeoned to death a young
tourist from New Zealand. Green
dismembered the body, wrapped it in plastic bags, and dumped it in
different places along a road in South Wales.
He was sentenced to life again in October 1991, with
a recommendation that he should serve a minimum of 25 years, but was
given a whole life tariff by the Home Secretary.
'Body in the Bags' killer may be released early
South Wales Echo
November 26, 2002
A man jailed for life for murdering a prostitute and
bludgeoning to death a young New Zealand tourist may have his sentence
Malcolm Green was given a life sentence in 1991 for
what became known as the Body in the Bags killing - just two years after
he had been released from another life term for the murder of a Cardiff
The recommendation was that the double killer, from
Ely, Cardiff, should serve a minimum of 25 years for the murder of New
Zealander Clive Tully - whose torso, head and limbs were found in bags -
but was given a whole life tariff by the then Home Secretary.
But now his case is among those which may have to be
reviewed following a historic ruling by the Law Lords that Home
Secretaries can no longer change sentences.
Cases in which trial judges have recommended minimum
terms, but the Home Secretary has decided ``life means life'', include
some of the most infamous criminals alive in Britain today.
If their sentences are subsequently set at what the
original trial judge recommended, they could be freed sooner than anyone
Green's victim in the Body in the Bags case was
identified after a newspaper graphic artist produced a computer-enhanced
photograph of the victim. The murder hunt was launched after the grisly
discovery of a torso in Rogerstone, followed a few days later by a head
and limbs in St Brides, Wentloog.
After Green was tracked down, it emerged he had only
recently been released from jail for a similarly gruesome murder 20
years previously, when the victim had also been cut up. He was given a
life sentence for the first murder in 1971. It later emerged Green's
bloodlust and obsession with mutilation may have been sparked by seeing
his younger brother decapitated by a train when he was just 12.
SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: N MOTIVE:
MO: Killed female prostitute
(1971) and male stranger (1990).
DISPOSITION: Life term, 1971
(paroled 1989); life term, 1991.