The thug who murdered a 16-year-old schoolboy by smashing a glass dish into his face has been granted parole after 14 years in jail.
Jake Fahri was jailed for life after mortally wounding Jimmy Mizen during a senseless attack at a bakery in London in May 2008.
The 6ft 4in student – who had turned 16 the day before the attack – had gone out to buy his first lottery ticket when the fatal fight broke out at the Three Cooks Bakery in Burnt Ash Hill.
The schoolboy was a bright and promising student at St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School in Eltham.
It was revealed today that the Parole Board has directed Fahri to be released.
Jake Fahri, (pictured at 19) murdered a 16-year-old schoolboy by smashing a glass dish into his face. He has been granted parole after 14 years in jail
Jimmy Mizen (pictured) who had just turned 16, was murdered in a London bakery in 2008
During the fight, Fahri, then 19, grabbed a glass baking dish and threw it in Jimmy’s face, where it shattered and a shard hit vital blood vessels.
Jimmy, described as of ‘immaculate character’ by police, bled to death in the bakery, dying in his brother’s arms. He was the 13th teen to be murdered in London that year.
Fahri was convicted of his murder and was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 14 years.
It was revealed that the then 19-year-old, who lived near the Mizens, had a string of convictions including for burglary and assault.
The case was originally due to be heard by the Parole Board last year but had been delayed.
A Parole Board spokesperson told The Sun today: ‘We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has directed the release of Jake Fahri following an oral hearing.’
Parole decisions are ‘solely focused’ on what risk a prisoner poses to the public if released and whether that risk can be managed, the spokesperson said.
Before parole is granted a panel examines a ‘huge range of evidence’ including details of the prisoner’s crime, evidence of behaviour changes and the impact the crime has had on victims.
‘Parole reviews are undertaken thoroughly and with extreme care. Protecting the public is our number one priority,’ the spokesperson added.
MailOnline has approached the Parole Board for comment.
Last month the Mizen family said they were refusing to attend Fahri’s parole hearing despite having the right to be there. It is unclear if any members of the family were present.
Jimmy, (pictured) described as of ‘immaculate character’ by police, bled to death in the bakery, dying in his brother’s arms. He was the 13th teen to be murdered in London that year
Jimmy Mizen died from his injuries at the Three Cooks Bakery near the family home, in Lee, South-East London
In the aftermath of the killing, Jimmy’s parents Margaret and Barry set up the Mizen Foundation to spread a message of peace.
They visit schools, churches, prisons and workplaces to talk about Jimmy and build more peaceful communities.
Margaret said on the foundation’s website: ‘After Jimmy died, when the house went quiet, we would be round my kitchen table and we would be sitting laughing about Jimmy.
‘In those early days, we would be laughing as well as crying, trying to make sense of it, but we had a lot of laughter remembering and talking about Jimmy.
‘I meet a lot of families who have lost loved ones to murder, who are driven with anger. But it’s so destructive to the family. People blame each other and argue – but anger is so damaging.
‘The pain it causes on top of the pain of losing a child can destroy families. The day Jimmy died I promised him two things; one, I would keep his name alive and two, I would dedicate my life to working for peace.
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