Knife killer to be released

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THE daughter of woman stabbed to death in Wester Hailes has been told the murderer is to be released from prison within weeks.

Michelle Williamson was just 15 when her mother, Marie Annis, was killed by Steven McIlvaney. He had been baby-sitting his sister’s five children with Marie in January 1996 when he attacked her. He was jailed for life in May that year, but is now set to get out on parole, it was reported today.

Ms Williamson said: “I’m absolutely gutted, life should mean life. This murderer should not be let out.”