The killer of Lower Hutt school girl Karla Cardno has been denied parole.

Paul Joseph Dally was seen yesterday for consideration, but was declined parole because he remained an undue risk to the safety of the community, the Parole Board said.

The board's full report on the decision will be released at a later date.

Dally has spent almost 25 years in jail for the 1989 murder of 13-year-old Karla.


He was sentenced to life in prison in 1990 after snatching Karla from her bike as she rode home from the local shops, dragged her to his house and repeatedly raped and tortured her for 22 hours.

He later put her naked, bound and gagged in the boot of his car and buried her alive in a shallow grave at Pencarrow Head.