THE leader of a drunk teenage gang who kicked father-of-three Garry Newlove to death should move to an open prison, parole board says.
The recommendation comes two years before Adam Swellings is eligible for publication.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab must make a judgment now.
Swellings, from Crewe, was 19 when he was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison for the 2008 murder in Warrington.
Mr Newlove had confronted the gang over vandalism before being knocked to the ground and kicked “like a football”.
Two other Yobs have since been released.
The parole board said Swellings, now 33, had “made progress” and his behavior was “considered to be exemplary”.
They added that at the time of his crimes, he covered his “low self-esteem” with “arrogance to maintain his status with antisocial friends.”
He is said to have drunk and used cannabis and “had difficulty handling extreme emotions, including feelings of anger which took the form of extreme aggression”.
He can only be released in August 2024 after the minimum sentence has expired.
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