The man who killed talented footballer Kiyan Prince could soon be released from prison but allowed to stay in the country.
Somali-born Nahhad Hasan was sentenced to life with a minimum of 13 years after stabbing Kiyan outside his north London school in 2006.
Attempts to clear Hasan’s deportation to Somalia have failed – and the killer now faces a parole hearing which could see him released from prison for 16 years after he stabbed Kiyan.
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Kiyan, 15, played for Queens Park Rangers youth team and was killed after intervening in a fight between a friend and Hasan.
His father Mark, 52, a former boxing champion, wants to read his victim impact statement at the parole hearing, reports The Mirror.
He said: “I’m sure the young man who killed my son had a lot of challenges because prison has its own culture, laws and rules.
“When he was allowed to enter our country his state of mind was obviously troubled as he urinated in front of a teacher, threatened to stab a girl on the bus and finally stabbed my son in the heart.
“Has he changed? How was this demonstrated? Was he a model prisoner? Was he educated? Does he have new goals, dreams and hopes? Is he still a threat to your peers?
“The public deserves to have these questions answered before the right decision can be made to release them into our midst, or a community somewhere might be in jeopardy.”
Hasan was reportedly jealous of Kiyan’s popularity – and repeatedly stabbed the 15-year-old outside London Academy in Edgware.
Kiyan’s father has since established the Kiyan Prince Foundation, saying, “We aim to empower, inspire and motivate, and create job opportunities for 100,000 young people to use their talents to make the most of their lives. life and avoid the negative mindsets that lead young people to carry knives.”
Kiyan’s family initially won their case to have Hasan deported, but the decision was overturned.
Mark said the situation “has caused us all confusion and stress without any good explanation or reason from the authorities”.
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He added: “Kiyan’s mother, Tracy Cumberbatch, is worried about seeing [Hasan] again and the knowledge that he might be released causes him great anxiety.
Hasan’s hearing is scheduled for the end of the month and a decision is expected in mid-February.
A parole board spokesperson said The Mirror Hasan’s case had been referred to them and was being processed.
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