Rehab programmes the 'way forward' for inmate

Last updated 05:00 29/01/2014

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An Invercargill man who killed his ex-partner's new boyfriend after stabbing him repeatedly will continue attending prison rehabilitation programmes.

Leon David Fallow had his first Parole Board hearing this month after serving his minimum non-parole period. Fallow, 31, has been in prison since December 2009 after being sentenced to eight years' jail for the manslaughter of Darnell Glen Leslie. His statutory release date is September 29, 2016.

Mr Leslie, 31, died in September 2008 after he was stabbed repeatedly by Fallow during a late-night incident at a Charles St house.

The Parole Board decision, dated January 22, says Fallow read letters from two people affected by Mr Leslie's death, which were forwarded to the board.

"He appeared visibly shaken as a result of reading those comments."

Fallow said he accepted the way forward was to complete the programmes he had been scheduled to undertake. He will be seen again in 12 months.

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