The Daily News covered the brutal murder of Peter Alan Aston back in 1982.
The Daily News covered the brutal murder of Peter Alan Aston back in 1982.

Parole refused for boy's killer

THE man responsible for the brutal sexual assault, torture and murder of a schoolboy at South Kingscliff in 1982 will remain in jail, refused parole until 2014.

Robin Reid, 63, was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of Brisbane 13-year-old Peter Alan Aston.

Despite completing his 24-year non-parole period in May 2006, Reid was refused parole by the State Parole Authority for the fifth time on March 30.

Reports by the Probation and Parole Service and the Serious Offenders Review Council said Reid had continued to be predatory towards other inmates and had been assessed by a psychologist as having a high risk of further sexual offending.

After his trial the sentencing judge described Reid's acts as "one of the most brutal and callous crimes ever to come before a court in this state".

The court heard Reid and his accomplice Paul Luckman picked up Peter and his friend, Terry Ryan, also 13, in Beenleigh and drove them to an isolated beach south of Kingscliff.

Peter was kicked, punched, stripped naked and stabbed on the beach before being buried in a shallow grave.

Terry was forced to perform an indecent act on Peter, was hit with a rifle and tortured with lit cigarettes.

Reid and Luckman were arrested after they dropped Terry off near his home at Beenleigh. Paul Luckman was released in October 1999.



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