Thomas McCulloch gets a new job to axe down trees

September 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Sept 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thomas McCulloch, convicted of triple murders has been handed the axe again outside his prison walls. This time though, the 63-year-old is not going to chop people but trees. He was among a group of people who were sent to a nature reserve to clear a pathway.

A source at the prison doesn’t believe it was such a good idea to hand the axe back to a person like McCulloch. Newspapers quoted the source as saying that, “He may be old now but there is evidence he is still a very dangerous man. I don’t think it’s a good idea to let a murderer like McCulloch near sharp implements like axes.”

In 1976, McCulloch and another accomplice killed a police officer, a nurse and a patient when they went on a rampage at the State Hospital, Carstairs, South Lanarks. The other accomplice was the gay partner of McCulloch named Robert Mone.

McCulloch was given a life prison sentence for his crimes. He has been in jail for more than 40 years and officials seem to have relaxed the hold on him recently. For the first time his he was jailed, he was allowed outside his prison walls.

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