Man who killed Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight to be released from jail

A convicted paedophile who was jailed for killing Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight more than 30 years ago is set to be released from jail.

Michael Guider pleaded guilty in 2002 to the manslaughter of the nine-year-old, and was sentenced to 16 years behind bars.

He confessed to drugging the schoolgirl with sleeping pills and taking pornographic photos of her.


However, he never told police what he did with the youngster’s body and it has never been found.

The young schoolgirl vanished after leaving her Bondi unit for school on the morning of August 19, 1986.

Guider’s jail sentence expired in June this year and the NSW Government launched a bid to keep him behind bars for at least another year.

However, a NSW Supreme Court judge refused – instead imposing a strict five-year supervision order.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the 68-year-old will be subjected to a strict 56 conditions including wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, providing a weekly schedule of his movements, and avoiding areas with children.

He could be released as early as Thursday.