The teenage killer who bludgeoned his mother and two siblings to death during a frenzied attack inside their Albion Park Rail home has fronted a parole hearing on Thursday.
The five-member panel heard submissions on why Matthew De Gruchy should be granted parole, and will make public their decision at a "date to be fixed".
The hearing was told De Gruchy, now 41, would pose no risk to the community if he was released after serving almost 23 years behind bars.
De Gruchy was sentenced to a maximum 28 years in jail for murdering his mother Jennifer, 41, sister Sarah, 13, and brother Adrian, 15, in their Shearwater Boulevarde home on March 12, 1996.
All three were slaughtered by the then 18-year-old; Jennifer and Sarah in their beds and Adrian in the garage.
Jennifer's head and facial injuries were so severe the coroner required blood-match samples to identify her.
Sarah also sustained significant head and facial injuries. Adrian had 21 wounds to his face and neck, and had been doused in petrol.
De Gruchy arrived at the home the next morning to tearfully 'discover' the bodies.
He maintained his innocence, but a jury thought otherwise.
De Gruchy appeared via video link at a public hearing at the parole hearing at Parramatta Court on Thursday morning.
The hearing was called after the State Parole Authority "formed an intention to grant parole" last month.
The hearing was told De Gruchy was not opposed to the conditions of parole proposed by the authority.
His legal representative told the hearing her client had demonstrated he is not a risk to the community, and had a strong structured plan for post release.
He has the support of his father, a pensioner who lived in Tasmania, and his aunt and elderly grandparents.
De Gruchy had also obtained a bank account, Medicare card, tax file number, birth certificate, a photo ID card and a fork lift licence and Learner drivers license.
She said his only priorities after 23 years in jail was to gain employment and get independent accommodation.
He's "motivated to do nothing else than live a normal community life".
De Gruchy's sentence expires in June 2024. However, his earliest possible release date was June 21, 2017.
A spokeswoman said the SPA had "formed an intention to grant parole" to De Gruchy during a private hearing on Thursday.
"A public review hearing will be scheduled to hear submissions from the State of NSW and registered victims," she said.