Fergie's killer aide is still 'too dangerous to be let out': Jane Andrews to stay behind bars after harassing father-of-two
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 15:50, 13 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:46, 13 May 2012
The Duchess of York's former aide Jane Andrews has failed to secure her freedom because she still remains a danger to the public.
Jane Andrews, who worked for Sarah Ferguson for nine years, was jailed in 2001 after murdering her boyfriend Tom Cressman.
Andrews, 44, battered him around the head with a cricket bat and then stabbed him through the heart after he refused to marry her.
Jane Andrews had been denied parole for fear she might harm a member of the public
The Duchess of York, closely followed by then aide Andrews, and right, arriving at court in London
After serving her life sentence of 12 years she became eligible for release but the Parole Board has ruled she cannot be freed because she might harm someone else.
'Andrews wasn't at all happy because she was convinced she was going to be released,' a source told the Sunday Mirror.
'The lack of remorse is also an indicator that she may still be a danger and was taken into consideration.' Andrews will again be eligible for parole next year.
Andrews is said to have shown no remorse for her actions and her case will not have been helped by the fact she wrote a series of obsessive letters to Mark Ellson, a married father of two while she was in prison.
She wrote to him seven years ago while he was serving time for fraud in a different prison.
Mark had entered a quiz and his name mentioned in the prison newspaper. and Andrews wrote to him asking if she could be his pen pal.
After his release Ellson visited Andrews in prison several times but insisted it was purely as a friend and told her had a girlfriend.
But she refused to listen and showered him him with gifts and started to refer to him as 'my fiancť' in cards she sent him.
One of the cards showed two swimmers in wet-suits in which she had superimposed their heads. Written underneath were the words 'What a sexy pair!'
Mark Ellson began writing to Andrews who then showered him with gifts and cards, and right, one of the cards
Andrews was jailed in 2001 for murdering her boyfriend Tom Cressman because he refused to marry her
Inside the message read 'I love you my darling Mark so very much! Thank you for being the most amazing partner in teh whole wide world! Forever your Jane xxxxxx.'
Ellson then decided to break contact with her and failed to show up for a pre-arranged visit in 2009.
Andrews then absconded from East Sutton Park open women's prison in Kent for three days.
When police discovered what had triggered her disappearance, they were so concerned for Ellson's safety they told his family to go into hiding, and placed a round-the-clock guard on his house while she was at large.
During the trial of Mr Cressman, 39, Andrews denied the murder. Her lawyers argued she had killed him in self defence after he had raped and threatened to kill her.
However, the jury did not believe her version of events and concluded that she had killed him in a jealous rage after he refused to marry her.
'I think it's important people get to know the real Jane Andrews before she is released,' said Mark in an interview with the Daily Mail.
'She has latched onto me becasue I've shown an interest in her. She then takes it too far and becomes obsessive. She is a difficult person to understand, but I have seen how erratic she can be. Others need to be aware of this too.'
A spokesman for the Parole Board told the Sunday Mirror that once a prisoner had served their minimum tariff the only thing that needs to be asked is if they pose a risk to the public.
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