A white British thug who in 2006 stabbed to death Nigerian teenager, Christopher Alaneme, is set to walk free from jail.
Peter Connolly murdered Alaneme, 18, after the teen was chased by a gang of five white men who were on holiday on the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent.
Christopher grew up in Penge, south London, but had moved to the coastal town because he considered it safer.
The teen, who had been living in the Blue Town area of Sheerness for about two years, was fatally stabbed in the abdomen during the attack in the High Street on April 21 around midnight. He died about an hour later.
Maidstone Crown Court heard during Connolly’s trial in 2007 that one of the five men had made a racist remark towards Christopher but the judge ruled the attack was not racially motivated.
Connolly, a painter and decorator from Peckham, south-east London who was 29 at the time, was jailed for life with a minimum of 15 years.
However, after a probation hearing in November, Connolly has been considered fit for release, according to The Sun.
The Parole Board analysed ‘hundreds of pages of evidence and reports’ before reaching its decision.
A spokesman for the Parole Board said: ‘A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime has had on the victims.
‘Members read and digest hundreds of pages of evidence and reports in the lead-up to an oral hearing.
‘Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority.’
Five men, who had been visiting Kent from London at the time, were charged with Christopher’s murder; three were charged with wounding with intent for attacking another man, a white taxi driver named Mark Davies who was stabbed but survived.
Four of the defendants were cleared of all charges.