MURDERER: Bradley John Murdoch refused to reveal where he hid the body of English backpacker Peter Falconio.
MURDERER: Bradley John Murdoch refused to reveal where he hid the body of English backpacker Peter Falconio. ROB HUTCHISON/AAP

Killers may get incentive to tell where they hid bodies

MURDERERS who refused to tell police the location of their victim's body would not be released on parole under a plan floated by Northern Territory Attorney-General John Elferink.

Mr Elferink told local media yesterday it was disgraceful that families of victims could not bury the bodies of their loved ones.

"Society expects a person convicted of murder to be contrite for their crimes," he said.

"A person who refuses to show that contrition by giving the family an opportunity at least to bury their loved ones is not a person who is contrite, is not a person who has even acknowledged frankly that they've committed a crime."

Mr Elferink mentioned the case of Bradley John Murdoch, who is serving a life sentence in the NT for murdering English backpacker Peter Falconio in 2001.

"In the case of the Falconio family, they've never been able to bury Peter," Mr Elferink said.


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