One of Damilola Taylor’s killers, Rickie Preddie has been released from jail after completing his eight year sentence for killing the 10-year-old Nigerian-born south Londoner in 2000.
Preddie, 25, was sentenced for manslaughter in 2006 and was released in 2010 after serving just four years of his jail term. But since his release in 2010, Preddie has been sent back to jail multiple times for breaching the terms of his parole.
However, he has now been freed as his sentence has been completed. A spokesperson for Damilola Taylor told the Standard that they weren’t happy about his release:
Millions were spent on police investigations, Old Bailey trials and keeping the Preddies in jail. Yet they remain unreformed and show no remorse.
His brother Danny Preddie, was also charged for the fatal stabbing of Damilola Taylor, remains in prison.