A man jailed for helping cover up the murder of Wagga woman Allecha Boyd has been released from prison.
Anthony Shane Hagan was granted parole last Thursday, having served three-and-a-half years behind bars for being an accessory after the fact to Ms Boyd's murder in 2017 and for unrelated offences.
Hagan pleaded guilty to the accessory after the fact charge and was convicted in the Wagga Supreme Court in February 2019. He was sentenced to four years and nine months' jail, with a non-parole period of three years.
The sentence was backdated to November 2017, meaning his time in custody expired in early November.
However, Hagan was also convicted of separate offences in the Wagga District Court later in 2019 and was given a two-and-a-half year fixed jail term. As a result of that sentence, he was not eligible for parole until May 6.
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Hagan was released last Thursday and will be supervised on parole by Community Corrections officers.
In granting parole, the State Parole Authority (SPA) determined community safety was best served by having Hagan continue to serve his sentence in the community, under the supervision of authorities and subject to strict conditions.
As part of his parole, Hagan must comply with 15 conditions until August 6, 2022.
The conditions include the 11 standard parole requirements, as well as that he not use a prohibited drug unless prescribed and that he not possess or use a firearm or any prohibited weapon.
Hagan, of Mount Austin, has also been ordered not to contact Ms Boyd's family.
Hagan, who was initially charged with murder, confessed to taking Ms Boyd's body from about five kilometres south of Coolamon, where she was killed in August 2017, to a remote location in the Lester State Forest.
Once there, Hagan said he helped to dig Ms Boyd's grave and covered her body with dirt and small branches.
Ms Boyd's remains were found during a search of the forest in December - 1216 days after she went missing - and her funeral was held in Melbourne in January.
Two other people have been convicted in relation to the then 27-year-old's death.
Samuel John Shephard is serving a jail sentence of 27 years and seven months for Ms Boyd's murder and drug offences.
Shephard has been ordered to serve a non-parole period of 17 years and eight months for the murder.
The earliest he will be eligible for possible release to parole is June 26, 2038.
Shephard's then-partner, Tracy Lee King, was also jailed after pleading guilty to, and being convicted of, being an accessory after the fact to murder.
King has served her maximum sentence of two years and three months' jail, which included a court ordered non-parole period of one year and three months that expired in February 2020.
She was automatically released to parole, as per the court order, and has since served her sentence in full.
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