05/08/2011 10:09 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Baby P's Granny's Anguish As Jason Owen Is Released From Jail

Baby P's Granny's anguish as Jason Owen released from jail PA

The grandmother of 'Baby P', Peter Connelly, has spoken of her horror that Jason Owen - who was convicted of causing or allowing Peter's death - will be released from prison today.

Speaking to the Sun, Mary O'Connor, 60, questioned the timing of his release - just two days after the anniversary of tragic Peter's death.

She said: 'The fact he is being freed so close to the anniversary is a cruel twist of fate. To think he will be walking the streets again is horrifying. He is a danger to society and especially children.

'He is a nasty piece of work and if he had a compassionate bone in his body, he could have saved Peter.'

Thirty-nine-year-old Owen has served little over two years for his part in Peter's death. The little boy's mother, Tracey and her boyfriend, Steven Barker, are still imprisoned.

Mary added: 'I hope the guilt is tearing Owen apart because he hasn't been properly punished. I'd like to think he will spend the rest of his life haunted by Peter's death. But I doubt it.'