Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Life on outside Is Stressful; Ex-Prisoner Lives in Fear

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Life on outside Is Stressful; Ex-Prisoner Lives in Fear

Article excerpt

Austin King

Reporter

HE HAS survived a home invasion and spent three years in jail Co but now former Rockhampton man Shaun King is asking for help to start a new life in Gladstone.

King was imprisoned for three years after he shot Brian Wells in the neck, leaving him a paraplegic.

It was alleged at the time that Mr Wells tried to break into KingCOs home when he thought King had tried to stop his supply of marijuana.

Now King says he is more afraid C[pounds sterling]on the outsideC[yen] than he was when a prisoner.

Since his release in February 2010, he claimed he has started getting C[pounds sterling]crazyC[yen] anxiety attacks.

Now the 22-year-old is reaching out for help to fit back into the community.

He said he was finding it hard to hold onto a job and struggled to do basic social tasks. …

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