Woman who covered up Lower Hutt murder to be released on parole

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She lured a man to her house where he was killed by two others, then made it look like a car accident - now Kelly Crook is set to walk free.

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The Parole Board says the 29-year-old will be released in January into a community-based facility.

Crook is set to complete her sentence on April 11, 2018, after serving three years and four months' for causing grievous bodily harm with the intent to injure and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

A Parole Assessment Report recommended Crook be released in early December but the board members were apprehensive about a release before Christmas due to staffing concerns.

Crook will be subject to electronic monitoring on release, a 10pm to 5am curfew and will be prohibited from entering the greater Hutt Valley or Porirua area.

The victim Matthew Stevens was lured to Crook's house in Lower Hutt in November 2014 where he was stabbed by Crook during an argument and then killed by two other men.

Mr Steven's body was thrown out of a van and the car pushed off a Paekakariki Hill to make it look like an accident.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stuart Graham Wilton was given a sentence of life imprisonment for murdering Mr Steven's while 24-year-old Darrin John Wilkie-Morris is serving five years behind bars for injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and being an accessory after the fact to murder.

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