In a small town called Greenough just outside of Geraldton in Western Australia, Bill Mitchell systematically killed a mother and her three children in the most callous and brutal way. Karen MacKenzie 31, her son Daniel 16, daughters, Amara 7 and Katrina 5 were bludgeoned to death with an axe. Karen was also raped after she had been killed. Amara was sexually assaulted also. The injuries to the deceased were so severe that it was ruled the finer details were never to be released to the public ever. It took five weeks of long drawn out investigations, scientific and otherwise before police had their culprit. When police brought Bill Mitchell in for questioning he confessed to the murders. His defence at the time was that he was high after smoking marijuana and shooting up amphetamines . Originally William Patrick Mitchell was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with the right to apply for parole after. Such was the public dismay and outrage that the Crown appealed and he was ordered to spend the rest of his natural life behind bars. William Mitchell went to the High Court and the original sentence was re-instated. In the year 2013 he can apply for parole. This is outrageous. This animal took the life of a mother who refused his sexual advances at a previous party, he then brutally murdered her young children and went about his daily life for the next five weeks as if nothing had happened. There is no second chance for Karen and her children, and surely a case like this gives credence to the death penalty to be re-introduced. There is little chance that will ever happen but he does not deserve to be released after 20 years. He will only be 44. Four lives taken by a selfish, sadistic, drug fucked poor excuse for a human being, the term of his natural life in prison is far less than what he should get. William Patrick Mitchell should die in prison. He gets a second chance, those he murdered do not.