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An evil serial killer who has vowed to kill again could be heading back home to Scotland.

Triple murderer Archie "Mad Dog" McCafferty could be deported from Australia in only nine days time if his bid for parole is successful.

Council chiefs in Glasgow have already had secret talks about rehousing him in the city.

McCafferty, from Cowcaddens in Glasgow, was the leader of a gang which killed three tramps in Australia in 1974.

He was jailed for life and got another 14 years in 1982 for the manslaughter of a fellow convict.

McCafferty, 47, claimed the voice of his dead son instructed him to kill seven people.

He has also warned his ex-wife and mother-in-law they would die if he was ever released from prison. He is due to attend his fifth parole hearing in just nine days' time.

If he's freed from Sydney's Berrima prison, he will be deported to Glasgow.

McCafferty emigrated with his family when he was 10.

But he never bothered to apply for Australian citizenship.

He joined a group of teenage misfits after the death of his six-week- old son, Craig, in the early 70s.

The baby was accidentally smothered by McCafferty's wife when she dozed off while breast feeding in bed.

McCafferty's so-called Underwater Gang gunned down three Sydney tramps in a four-day crime spree.

Meanwhile, Glasgow social workers and housing officials have had meetings with police and representatives from the Scottish Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders over McCafferty's possible deportation.

A Glasgow City Council official said: "We have been informed of the possibility of this man being deported to Glasgow."
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Feb 16, 1997
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