Matthew De Gruchy, the man who bludgeoned to death his mother and two siblings during a frenzied attack inside their Albion Park Rail home, has been granted parole.
After 23 years behind bars De Gruchy, now 41, has been deemed fit for release by the NSW Parole Authority.
The five-member panel handed down its finding at Parramatta Court on Friday morning as De Gruchy watched via video link from Long Bay Jail.
He will be released between August 9 and 16.
De Gruchy, who sat emotionless for the entire proceedings, is forbidden from entering the Illawarra or Shoalhaven Local Government areas.
And he is not to contact, stalk, harass or intimidate any of the family members of his victims.
He is allowed contact with his father and his new family who have indicated they will actively help him while he is on parole.
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 Gruchys June hearing was called after the State Parole Authority "formed an intention to grant parole" in May.
The hearing was told De Gruchy was not opposed to the conditions of parole proposed by the authority.
His legal representative Melissa Smith 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.
In November 2018, De Gruchy wrote to the NSW Parole Authority expressing his own concerns about his ability to reintegrate into the community "and the limited support he felt he had, and the limited skills that he has at this point in time".
In handing down its ruling the parole authority warned DeGruchy that if he was having any trouble with meeting his conditions while on parole that he should contact his parole officer for help.
After last month's hearing Peter Rolfe, support person for De Gruchy's uncle Ray Halliwell, addressed the media.
Mr Halliwell gave a written submission and did not oppose parole.
"He murdered Ray's sister Jennifer, his nephew Aiden and his niece Sarah and that's three murders. Ray feels like he should be on three life sentences," Mr Rolfe said.
"He feels De Gruchy gets a determined sentence; the family gets a life sentence."
Read how the parole hearing unfolded here.
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