Man in prison for murder demands IVF treatment so he can father a child behind bars
"I should have the right to conceive a child."
A man in prison for murdering a mother is demanding IVF treatment so he can become a father.
Aaron Newman shot and killed Hayley Pointon in 2013 when a hit he was on went wrong.
He and his accomplice had been given orders to kill Hayley's boyfriend, but they shot the mother as their intended target tried to flee the scene.
Newman has argued that he and his girlfriend should receive IVF treatment as he believes it is his "right" to become a father.
Writing in prison magazine, Inside Time, Newman said that "as a lifer," he should be given the chance to become a father through natural or artificial means.
"If the prison system was to say there were going to trial private family visits for well-behaved prisoners, it would be twice a year and would be 30 minutes," he said.
"It must be you wife/partner and you have to be IEP/warning free/adjudication free/enhanced for the period leading up to it or you would lose the privilege.
"I personally would only leave my cell for gym, work and food and would bang up early daily not to lose the (conjugal) visits. I’m sure many other would agree with me in my situation. We all need to get together and fight for the right to have conjugal visits."
Hayley's mother Kerry has said that Newman should be "castrated" and that she and Hayley's children are "the ones with the life sentence."
"He lost his rights to fatherhood when he murdered my daughter," she told The Mirror.
"It’s ridiculous. He needs to be castrated. He won’t be much of a dad because he won’t be around.
"What’s he going to teach them? Morals? I wanted Newman in prison knowing he can’t have the things you get on the outside. That’s what keeps me going."