THE MAN who murdered Orange chef Dearne Nonnenmacher has walked free from jail giving the thumbs up to the waiting media.
Jonathon Davison’s release from Long Bay jail on Wednesday on parole, is 10 months short of his 21-year sentence for the murder of his fellow chef from the Robin Hood Hotel on Christmas Day, 1990.
This brings to an end his time served in prison, although he will be closely monitored by parole authorities with strict conditions imposed.
However Ms Nonnenmacher’s brother-in-law Mark Hevers said it is hard for Ms Nonnenmacher’s family to accept Davison can now enjoy freedom after brutally murdering the teenager in his flat in Kenna Street.
“For us it will never be over,” he said.
“We don’t know when he will pop up again,” Mr Hevers said.
However he said he would like to extend appreciation for the years of support offered to Ms Nonnenmacher’s family during the traumatic search for Ms Nonnenmacher’s body, Davison’s trial and his many years of appeals to be released on parole.
“To the people of Orange, the police involved in the investigation and to corrective services for their help we just want to extend our thanks for your help during this terrible ordeal,” Mr Hevers said.
Davison’s strict parole conditions mean he cannot have any contact with Ms Nonnenmacher’s family, cannot return to the area, and must not consume drugs or alcohol.