The son of a brutally murdered taxi driver says a second killer wants his prison term cut.
Son of Birkby man Mohammed Parvaiz, Ismaeel, says he is appalled after being told by police that gang member Graeme Slavin wants a reduction in his 17 year minimum sentence.
It would make Slavin, now believed to be aged around 28, the second murderer in the case to appeal for an early release.
Fellow killer Steven Utley had his sentence cut by two years back in May for his apparent “progress” behind bars.
Ismaeel, 22, now wants as many people as possible to send him statements regarding how the senseless killing of Mr Parvaiz in Golcar on June 11, 2006, has affected the community.
He wants to use them to form a convincing case against the appeal of the then teenaged Slavin, formerly of Lindley.
“It’s just another blow for us,” said Ismaeel, who now lives in Surrey.
“Every time we try to move on from this tragic incident something like this happens which drags us back to that night to relive the horrors.
“We as a family thought we had gained justice through the system but now it seems to be failing us.
“A person who has committed serious offences should not be allowed to be let out early.
“I understand that he was young but he knew well and truly what he was doing and what the outcome would be.
“I’m asking for people in the community to email me with statements about the impact my dad’s murder has had on the community so that my family can stop Slavin from having his sentence reduced.”
Slavin received the same sentence length as Utley for the racially-aggravated murder at Leeds Crown Court in 2007.
Christopher Murphy and Michael Hand were found guilty of the same charge and sentenced to 25 and 21 years respectively.
Michael Beeby, then 16, and Jason Harris, then 17, were cleared of the charge but convicted of violent disorder.
Ismaeel, a domiciliary care company manager, spoke of his family’s struggle to move on from the attack.
“It’s affected us all very badly and we’re still struggling now,” he said.
“I’m known as the son of the taxi driver who got murdered.
“It’s not nice to be remembered of that all the time.
“My mum has suffered with depression.
“Because I am the oldest it was my responsibility to look after my younger siblings, which was very hard.
“My brother only found out what happened to his dad a couple of months ago because he was only three when it happened.”
Statements can be emailed to Ismaeel at email@example.com by September 12.