AXE killer Janet Charlton just wants "a quiet family Christmas" after being freed early from prison.
Charlton, 38, formerly of Golcar, served 18 months for the manslaughter of her business tycoon lover Daniel O' Brien, 41, at their home in Midgley near Flockton in May 2001.
She left an axe embedded in his head as he lay naked and tied up after a kinky sex session.
Yesterday the former escort girl was driven from Askham Grange prison near York by her parents Herbert and Beryl Kenny.
She is now at their home in Middleton, Manchester, where a gathering for family and friends was held last night.
Charlton was freed on parole after serving less than half her sentence for butchering Mr O'Brien.
Charlton said: "I don't really want to talk about what it was like in prison. But all I do want to say is that I am very happy to be home and am looking forward to a nice quiet family Christmas."
She added: "I am feeling really pleased, and well and I am pleased to be back with my family. I just want to put everything behind me now and move on."
She refused to comment on whether she would be seeing daughter Amy, five.
Charlton has not seen her daughter, who lives with her ex-husband Tony Charlton in Huddersfield, since her arrest in July 2001.
Amy had been playing in the garden of Charlton and O'Brien's home when her mother killed the businessman during a steamy sex session.
Dressed in stockings and suspenders, Charlton rained down 20 blows on Mr O'Brien with a fireman's axe while he was naked, bound and gagged in their bedroom.
She left the axe embedded in Mr O'Brien's head, draped a lace suspender belt across the handle and then took Amy to the park.
Charlton was cleared of murder by a jury at Leeds Crown Court last May.
They rejected her plea of self-defence, but agreed she had been provoked by Mr O'Brien.
She said he threatened to kill her if she left him and talked of abusing Amy.
The court heard the couple indulged in group sex, bondage and `dogging and piking', a practice where Charlton had sex with strange men in car parks while Mr O'Brien watched.
She was convicted of manslaughter and was originally sentenced to five years.
However, in February her sentence was cut to three and a half years.
The Appeal Court in London decided the trial judge had not given enough weight to the extreme provocation Charlton suffered when sentencing her.
When Charlton's sentence was cut Mr O'Brien's mother, Elizabeth O'Brien, 73, said she was "utterly appalled, disgusted and devastated".
Mrs O'Brien, of Harwood, Bolton, said she would continue to fight for justice for her son.
She said: "She took away beautiful man and yet she hasn't paid for it. I am overcome with grief every day.
"I only hope she suffers. This isn't over yet."
Charlton was transferred to Askham Grange from Buckley Hall jail in Rochdale in November.
Her mother said: "We just wanted Janet home among her family and friends. She will be with the people who love her for Christmas.
"We want to get back to some sort of normality and help Janet get on with her life."