By Ian Neubauer
A man convicted of killing Sydney publican Shane Miles has been granted parole after serving two years, two months and two days behind bars, News Ltd reported.
Amaniasi Tuifua, 32, was one of four men involved in a 2004 brawl at the Bells Hotel in Woolloomooloo that resulted in the killing of the publican when a bar stool was thrown across the room and struck him in the head.
The brawl was instigated by Joseph Leota, who will remain in jail until 2010, as will Taniela Motuapuaka, who threw the barstool that killed Miles. A fourth participant, Etuate Taiseni, was also given a non-parole period of less than three years but had his application for bail rejected yesterday.
The Parole Authority cited Tuifua’s successful completion of a series of programs to battle drug and alcohol addiction as well as an anger management course before signing off on his parole.
But Miles’ siblings said Tuifua has shown no remorse for the death of their brother and fear he and his accomplices will seek revenge for the family’s failed campaign to keep the killers in jail.
Tuifua is scheduled for release after May 27.
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