Fury as killer who murdered his three kids is set to be moved to an open prison

A TRIPLE baby killer who suffocated his own children is set to be moved to an open prison.

Simon Smith was jailed in 1996 after murdering three-month-old Lauren, six-month-old Jamie and Eleisha, 10 months, between 1989 and 1994 in Stone, Staffs.

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Simon Smith killed daughter Lauren and his other two children[/caption]

The Parole Board has now decided he is suitable for an open jail.

Lauren’s mother Rachel Playfair said she would do anything to get the decision overturned, calling Smith “pure evil”.

Mrs Playfair told the BBC: “My victim impact (statement) played a big part in keeping him in a secure jail.

“How, in two years, can he suddenly not be a risk to the public?

“My biggest fear is that he will be released from prison and find another woman. He’s only 50, so he can father another child.”

The other two tots from a previous marriage were first thought to be cot death victims.

A spokesman for the Parole Board said in a statement: “The Parole Board has made the decision not to release Simon Smith following an oral hearing in January 2019 but has recommended that he is suitable for a move to an open conditions prison.

“We will only make a recommendation for open conditions if a Parole Board panel is satisfied that the risk to the public has reduced sufficiently to be manageable in an open prison.

“This is a recommendation only and the Ministry of Justice will now consider the advice and make the final decision.”

Lauren’s mum Rachel Playfair said she would do anything to get the decision overturned
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Simon Smith feeding baby Lauren at the age of three weeks
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Rachel Playfair leaves Stafford Crown Court in 1996 after her then boyfriend Simon Smith was convicted for killing their daughter and two other babies
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Jamie Hall was also killed by his dad when he was six months old
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Lauren was only three months old when her dad killed her
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