THE parents of murdered Albury teenager Kim Meredith are "very scared" her killer will strike again.
Bob Meredith has shared his and wife June's fear that Graham Mailes may commit another fatal attack.
He was speaking on Thursday night at the Albury launch of Killing Kim, a book the parents have jointly written about their daughter and legal nightmare they endured following her death in 1996.
"I make no excuse for saying and I know June makes no excuse for saying we are scared, very scared that he's back on the streets, (and) some other poor family are going to go through what we went through," Mr Meredith told an audience of about 50 at the Albury Club.
Kim was killed by Mailes while walking in the Albury CBD to meet friends on a Saturday night, but he was found responsible for her death only after seven years of legal toing and froing.
Mr Meredith said the main purpose of writing the book was to urge politicians and the judiciary to "get your act together", given how the legal system was used in Kim's case.
"The delays we experienced were unforgivable," Mr Meredith said.
"(There was) stalling and wasting taxpayers' money getting nowhere for seven odd years."
Kim's death scarred the community but the Merediths, who now live in Perth, remain grateful for the support they received.
"It hurt so many people, but also the strangers of Albury who came to us with cards, letters, flowers, bereavement notices," Mr Meredith said.
"Thank you Albury, thank you for your love."
Kim's younger brother Graeme, who travelled from his home in Melbourne, followed his father in speaking to the gathering.
"I know if Kim could talk she would say 'thank you all for the support you've given, given us over the last 20 years'," he said.
"It's been great."
Graeme Meredith then played a song that was penned by Queenslander Graham Howle in 2016 as a tribute to Kim, who was 19 and had just begun a university course when she was killed.
Lyrics reflecting on her talents and personality accompanied a slideshow of Kim through the years.
"She wasn't perfect, she was no angel, she was just our angel, our beautiful daughter," her dad declared.
Killing Kim can be purchased through www.killingkim.com.au on the web.