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Name: ANDREW PETER GARFORTH

Age: 47 yrs old (DOB - 8-8-1963)

State: NSW

Sentence: Sentenced in 1993/ 4 to life in jail. Never to be released.

Offence/Other: Abducted, sexually assaulted then murdered 9 yr old schoolgirl Ebony Simpson...Ebony was taken from Arina Rd, Bargo, NSW, after getting off the school bus to walk the short distance home. Garforth put Ebony into the boot of his car and drove to a dam at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, where Ebony was sexually assaulted, then drowned. In court he showed no remorse for his actions. In 1996, NSW, Premier Bob Carr, launched Ebony House. A place of safety for the families of victims of homicide.
Garforth has also tried to seek compensation for "bashings" he received in jail.


Andrew Peter Garforth




  A Current Affair (13-7-2015)
Ebony was just 9-years-old, walking home from the school bus drop-off.

Waiting on that same quiet street was Andrew Peter Garforth.

He abducted her, raped her, then bound her arms and legs, before throwing her into a dam.

Tonight on A Current Affair, the new perks for one of our most evil prisoners.

A mother's outrage at the system allowing it.

And the prisoner welfare advocate who says the family needs to get over it.

Ebony Simpson’s killer Andrew Peter Garforth will ‘die in jail’ says Corrective Services Minister David Elliott

Child killer Andrew Peter Garforth will die in jail and could have existing privileges revoked after Corrective Services Minister David Elliott issued a massive slap down to the serious offenders review council — which wanted to downgrade Garforth’s prisoner status.
Garforth, 52, was jailed for life and his file was marked “never to be released” for the rape and murder of Ebony Simpson, 9, in Bargo as she walked from home from her school bus in 1992.
He tied her up with wire and threw her in a dam.
It emerged yesterday that Garforth’s prisoner status had been downgraded from A2 to B on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council.
It meant that the killer would have been eligible to apply for work and rehabilitation courses, infuriating Ebony’s mother Christine Simpson.
“I want what was set down — lock him up, throw away the key,” Ms Simpson told A Current Affair last night. “He needs a plate of beans kicked under that door of his cell and a glass of water, that’s all he needs.”
Mr Elliott was also furious at the serious offenders review council’s decision, which was rubberstamped by Corrective Services boss Peter Severin.
He announced on Tuesday morning that he would reverse the council’s decision and look to strip away any existing privileges that Garforth enjoyed at Goulburn jail.
“This guys gets nothing. He will die in jail,” Mr Elliott told Ray Hadley on 2GB radio.
“I’ve taken personal responsibility for this matter and I will today be writing to Mrs Simpson and offering a heartfelt apology on behalf of the people of NSW for the way she has been treated.
“I have come over the top of the serious offenders review committee and I have today instructed the Commissioner that Garforth gets zip.
“And I have asked for a list of everything he had prior to reclassification so I can see if I can take anything away from him.”
“This is not what this government was elected for and it’s certainly not what the people of NSW expect out of the judicial system.”
Hadley was stunned by Mr Elliott’s response and immediately congratulated him for the stance.
There were fears among victims groups that the decision to reclassify Garfoth could set a precedent that other serious offenders could take advantage of.
Garforth brazenly joined the massive hunt for Ebony before he was arrested. He had ejaculated on Ebony’s face before he left her to drown in the dam.
“He’s a paedophile, he’s a child murderer — look back over his record, it will horrify you,” Ms Simpson said.
“He came onto our property, he joined the search. We fed him, he’s a horrible man. Why do you think he needs to be doing a course?”
He remains in maximum security at Goulburn, where prisoners are let out of their cells between 7am and 3.30pm. Victims of Crime Assistance League vice-president Howard Brown said Garforth should have no privileges.
He remains in maximum security at Goulburn, where prisoners are let out of their cells between 7am and 3.30pm. Victims of Crime Assistance League vice-president Howard Brown said Garforth should have no privileges.
“Garforth is a child killer, we don’t give privileges to child killers,” he said.
“When you lose a young, innocent child ... under the circumstances they lost Ebony, I can perfectly understand why they’d be so upset and outraged.”
A Corrective Services NSW spokesman had said that there was very little change in Garforth’s management.
“After 22 years ... the change in classification was made on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council,” he said. “It means the prisoner will have access to some offender programs and employment in prison.”


www.news.com.au (14-7-2015)
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/ebony-simpsons-killer-andrew-peter-garforth-will-die-in-jail-says-corrective-services-minister-david-elliott/story-fnii5s3x-1227441075006

Ebony Simpson’s abduction and murder by Andrew Peter Garforth placed in ‘worst category’ by judge

It was a case that captivated the nation because it struck a chord for all parents with a busy schedule and young children.
A little girl disappeared on her way home from school.
Ebony Simpson was just nine and living in the town of Bargo with her mother, father and two brothers.
When Ebony got off a school bus in Bargo on the afternoon of August 19, 1992, and discovered nobody there she began walking home.
She was never seen alive again and this week, 23 years after her death, the case has returned to the spotlight following news Ebony’s killer was to get new freedoms in jail.
Andrew Peter Garforth, the man convicted of brutally abusing and murdering the little girl, was granted permission to have his prisoner classification downgraded.
That news was met with public outrage before Corrective Services Minister David Elliott stepped in this morning to reverse the decision.
Sadly, the reversal has done little to quell the grief felt by Ebony’s family.
While her mother usually met her at the stop each day after school she had become caught up and had asked Ebony’s older brother to meet her after getting off his own bus.
As fate would have it his bus was late and Ebony had started the kilometre walk home.
On her walk home and within sight of her house she came across what appeared to be a broken-down car.
As Ebony passed the Mazda, Garforth abducted her and put her in the boot.
Garforth then drove to a remote dam near Wirrimbirra Sanctuary where he bound her with wire before sexually abusing her repeatedly.
He then weighted her schoolbag down with rocks and threw her into the dam where she drowned.
Over the next few days more than 200 volunteers and another 100 police searched for the missing girl following her disappearance. Garforth was among them.

Timeline
August 19, 1992: Ebony Simpson gets off her school bus in Bargo on way home but is abducted soon after.

Andrew Peter Garforth grabbed Ebony and put her in the boot of his car before driving to a remote dam.

Garforth proceeded to rape and brutally abuse the young girl before throwing her in the dam to drown.

August 20: Garforth joined some 200 volunteers and 100 police in the search to find missing Ebony.

August 21: Police turn their attention to Garforth who stunned them with his casual manner and graphic description of events as he confessed to the crimes.

April 1993: Garforth is sentenced to life in prison with Justice Peter Newman marking his papers "never to be released"

December 7, 1994: NSW Director of Public Prosecutions wrote to Christine Simpson to formally advise her the High Court had refused Garforth special leave to appeal against his sentence of life imprisonment.

1995: Garforth lodges several claims for victim's compensation for alleged assaults in prison. They were later withdrawn after public outrage.

July 13, 2015: Revealed Garforth's prisoner status downgraded from A2 to B on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council.

July 14, 2015: Corrective Services Minister David Elliott issues a massive slap down to the serious offenders review council announcing he would reverse the decision and strip any existing privileges for Garforth.


Soon police turned their attention to Garforth and he quickly admitted his guilt and the startling and graphic manner in which he described the attack shocked police
He showed no signs of remorse in his confession or later on during his time in court.
The case was described by Supreme Court Judge, Justice Newman, as being in the “worst category,” joining only four other cases in NSW’s entire history.
This is because Garforth could produce no defence or explanation for his actions.
Justice Newman described him as “heartless” and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
His case was marked “never to be released” as he posed too much risk to the community.
There was no possibility of parole.
But the case returned to prominence after Garforth won new freedoms in jail.
Theose freedoms would have allowed him access to work and rehabilitation courses.
Mrs Simpson was devastated.
“He needs a plate of beans kicked under that door of his cell and a glass of water, that’s all he needs,” she told A Current Affair last night.
The reclassification was made on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council, which manages ­serious offenders including the killers of nurse Anita Cobby and Janine Balding.
There were fears among victims groups that Garforth’s decision had set a precedent for them to also apply for their A2 classifications to be reduced.
Mr Elliott was also furious at the Serious Offenders Review Council’s decision, which was rubberstamped by Corrective Services boss Peter Severin.
He announced this morning that he would reverse the council’s decision and look to strip away any existing privileges that Garforth enjoyed at Goulburn jail.
“This guys gets nothing. He will die in jail,” Mr Elliott said.
Such a move is in keeping with what was intended by Justice Newman when he sentenced Garforth all those years ago.
“Again, as I noted earlier, his callous and casual comment as to what he would have expected to happen to his victim as she struggled in the water is chilling to the extreme,” Justice Newman told the Southern Highland News in 2002.
Garforth and his family had been relocated from Western Australia to Picton and St Vincent de Paul moved them from Picton to Bargo.
He had lived just 3km from Ebony’s home for just five weeks and had stalked her.
On December 7, 1994, the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions wrote to Christine Simpson to formally advise her the High Court had refused Garforth special leave to appeal against his sentence of life imprisonment.
“There is no other avenue of appeal available to the prisoner,” the DPP said.
“The sentence requires that he be imprisoned for the term of his natural life.”
With Mr Elliott’s declaration today, it seems that will now be the case. Again.


www.dailytelegraph.com.au (14-7-2015)
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/display/ebony-simpsons-abduction-and-murder-by-andrew-peter-garforth-placed-in-worst-category-by-judge/story-fnvddelg-1227441012675


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Mum’s pain over vile killer of Ebony Simpson as Andrew Garforth wins new freedoms within prison system

The murderer of little Ebony Simpson has won new freedoms within the prison system, fuelling fears that other notorious killers could follow suit.
Ebony’s mother, Christine Simpson, is devastated that Andrew Peter Garforth has been reclassified from an A2 to a B, meaning he is eligible to apply for work and rehabilitation courses.
Garforth, 52, was jailed for life with his file marked “never to be released” for the rape and murder of Ebony, 9, in Bargo as she walked from home from her school bus in 1992. He tied her up with wire and threw her in a dam.
“I want what was set down — lock him up, throw away the key,” Ms Simpson told A Current Affair last night.
“He needs a plate of beans kicked under that door of his cell and a glass of water, that’s all he needs.”
The reclassification was made on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council, which manages ­serious offenders including the killers of nurse Anita Cobby and Janine Balding.
There are fears among victims groups that Garforth’s decision has set a precedent for them to also apply for their A2 classifications to be reduced.
Garforth brazenly joined the massive hunt for Ebony before he was arrested. He had ejaculated on Ebony’s face before he left her to drown in the dam.
“He’s a paedophile, he’s a child murderer — look back over his record, it will horrify you,” Ms Simpson said.
“He came onto our property, he joined the search. We fed him, he’s a horrible man. Why do you think he needs to be doing a course?”
She said she always feared that as time passed, attitudes would soften on Garforth’s sentence.
“I’m the one who lives with this every day,” she said. “He stole my daughter and I’m not having it. I’m not having him doing anything other than thinking about what he did. I have to think about it every day and so should he. I got a life sentence and so did he.”
He remains in maximum security at Goulburn, where prisoners are let out of their cells between 7am and 3.30pm. Victims of Crime Assistance League vice-president Howard Brown said Garforth should have no privileges.
“Garforth is a child killer, we don’t give privileges to child killers,” he said.
“When you lose a young, innocent child . . . under the circumstances they lost Ebony, I can perfectly understand why they’d be so upset and outraged.”
A Corrective Services NSW spokesman said there was very little change in Garforth’s management.
“After 22 years . . . the change in classification was made on the advice of the Serious Offenders Review Council,” he said. “It means the prisoner will have access to some offender programs and employment in prison.”


www.dailytelegraph.com.au (14-7-2015)
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/mums-pain-over-vile-killer-of-ebony-simpson-as-andrew-garforth-wins-new-freedoms-within-prison-system/story-fni0cx12-1227440537108?sv=a251208589da3d0b6351ae47031a13cc


The day a town lost its innocence

It is 10 years since the tiny township of Bargo was rocked by the callous murder of one of its children.
Nine-year-old Ebony Simpson was abducted after getting off her bus on the way home from school on August 19, 1992.
Locals and emergency services joined in an intensive search for the missing youngster before Ebony's mother Christine Simpson's worst fears were realised. The defenceless schoolgirl had been bundled into the boot of a waiting Mazda 808 sedan and driven to a nearby dam.
Her hands and feet bound with speaker wire, she was sexually assaulted by Andrew Peter Garforth. He then threw her into the dam, still bound, and listened to her scream as she drowned.
Then he stuffed her schoolbag with rocks and threw it into the dam. He then left.
Ebony, an accomplished swimmer, had no chance of reaching the shore.
The following day Garforth joined about 150 locals who were assisting police in the search for the missing schoolgirl. That night he was interviewed and stunned police with his casual manner and graphic description of events.
Justice Newman, the Supreme Court judge who presided over Garforth's trial, said Ebony's last moments must have been spent in abject fear.
It was a 'worst category case' - for only the fifth time in NSW, to which Garforth simply had no defence or explanation. Twenty nine-year-old Garforth was sentenced to jail for the term of his natural life.
Justice Newman described him as heartless.
"Again, as I noted earlier, his callous and casual comment as to what he would have expected to happen to his victim as she struggled in the water is chilling to the extreme," Justice Newman said.
Garforth had been charged with 76 offences and convicted on 41 occasions. He and his family had been relocated from Western Australia to Picton and St Vincent de Paul moved them from Picton to Bargo. He had lived just 3km from Ebony's home for just five weeks and had stalked her. Her future was wiped out in 25 minutes.
On December 7, 1994, the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions wrote to Christine Simpson to formally advise her the High Court had refused Garforth special leave to appeal against his sentence of life imprisonment.
"There is no other avenue of appeal available to the prisoner," the DPP said.
"The sentence requires that he be imprisoned for the term of his natural life."


Southern Highland News 21-8-2002
http://www.southernhighlandnews.com.au/news/local/news/general/the-day-a-town-lost-its-innocence/452282.aspx


Abduction and murder

On 19 August 1992, Simpson disembarked from her schoolbus and walked past a parked mazda 808 vehicle owned by Garforth.
Garforth abducted her, put her in the boot, and drove to a remote location near Wirrimbirra Sanctuary.
He sexually assaulted her repeatedly, bound her, weighted her schoolbag and threw her into a dam where she drowned.
A team of over 200 volunteers and 100 police searched for Simpson, including her killer.
Garforth confessed to the crime after police detained him; during the confession and court sessions, Garforth showed no remorse for his actions.
He pleaded gulity to the murder of Ebony Simpson and was sentenced in 1993 to life imprisonment;
Justice Peter Newman refused to fix a non-parole period and ordered that his papers were to be marked "never to be released".
In discussion of the meaning of life imprisonment in relation to this case, the judges in the case of Garforth when that was appealed, said "the community interest in retribution, deterrence, protection of the community in such situations may so strongly outweigh any regard for rehabilitation that that's when a life sentence becomes a real option."[1]
In 1995, Garforth lodged several claims for victims' compensation via his lawyers, Brezniak Neil-Smith and Co., relating to alleged assaults which occurred in prison.
The claims were later withdrawn after public outrage.
Garforth appealed to the High Court of Australia, but he was refused special leave.
It is one of two similar cases, both of which have been refused special leave.[2]

Andrew Peter Garforth is also suspected of the unsolved 1979 murder of West Australian teenager Felicia Marie Wilson, 19, of Kwinana, Perth.
Miss Wilson, a former Miss West Coast finalist, was stripped naked and slashed before her killer smashed her skull with a 27 kg block of limestone
as she walked home from work at the Kwinana Community Health Centre about 4.30pm on January 10, 1979.
The manhunt went cold until the early 1990s when WA detectives received information from NSW police about a man who reportedly had nightmares about Miss Wilson.
By 1994, NSW police had further information about Miss Wilson's death that linked Garforth, who lived in the area at the time, to the unsolved crime.
The investigation is ongoing.


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