Child killer Ian Huntley who murdered 10 years olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman has boasted how he will be free from jail in only 3 years. Former school caretaker Huntley, now 43 years old, received 2 life terms for killings and was sentenced to 40 years behind bars in 2005. He has reportedly told he is a ‘reformed’ character and believes he should be able to make a bid for freedom after 18 years of his sentence, which will be in just 3 years time. Huntley, a former school caretaker, was first sent to HMP Belmarsh after being jailed for 2002 murders of Holly and Jessica in Soham, Cambridgeshire. He was later moved to HMP Wakefield and transferred to Frankland in 2008. A prison insider said on Sunday ‘Huntley sees himself as a reformed character and has been complaining about his 40 year sentence. He has been banging on about it to fellow inmates and some of the prison guards. Huntley has been telling people he is a different person and believes he should be allowed to apply for parole after serving 18 years, which isn’t even half his sentence. He also somehow thinks that he should now be moved to a lower category prison, where the regime is more liberal.’
Insider said that Huntley had gone to a number of self-help classes and meetings at HMP Frankland to convince bosses he was reformed, but they said Huntley’s only concern is ‘for himself’ and that he has not showed any remorse. In HMP Frankland, Huntley has reportedly become friends with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe after bonding over their love of Planet Earth II. High-security jail also houses Milly Dowler’s killer Levi Bellfield and Mark Bridger, who murdered 5 years old April Jones. Huntley has seemingly never shown remorse for killing Holly and Jessica and denied murdering them during his trial, claiming both deaths were accidents. Earlier this year it was reported Huntley had asked fellow prisoners to refer to him by a female name inside all-male prison. Huntley allegedly signed off a newspaper cutting for a friend with name ‘Lian’. Revelation comes after it was claimed last month 43 year old wanted a sex change so he could spend his life term in a female prison. Holly and Jessica had been at a family barbecue in August 2002, when they went to walk to a nearby shop for sweets. Their bodies were found nearly a fortnight later, around 14 miles (22,5 km) away in a ditch near Lakenheath, Suffolk. Huntley was sentenced to 2 life terms, with a minimum 40 year tariff.