Hen Biton, who is serving 15 years in prison for manslaughter, witnessed his father being murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1992. Biton's murderers are among the 104 political prisoners to be released as part of the renewed peace talks.
Now, Biton is seeking parole, claiming he is extremely disturbed by his father's killers' release. In a parole letter he sent to Israeli president Shimon Peres through his lawyer, Eitan Kabrian, Biton requested to be set free as his father's killers would be.
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Hen's father was killed in 1992 after the family arrived to the Jenin area. His mother, Molly, took her husband's handgun, killing one of the terrorists and saving herself and her children, Hen and Or.
In 2006 Hen and Or were involved in a brawl in which Ron Noriel was killed. As a result, Hen was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Or, who was indicted with assisting manslaughter, was sentenced to 9 years; however, he has already been released.
'Murder impacted his childhood'The parole request submitted by Biton's attorney mentioned that witnessing his father being murdered has deeply impacted Biton, leading to a deep financial and personal crisis at home that disrupted the young Hen's life routine as a boy. The request argued that images from the day of the murder were still haunting Biton, and that the event was the cause of his dropping out of school and becoming involved in criminal activity.
The request also stated that learning about the pending release of the terrorists horrified the Biton family. It was said that Biton is depressed and anxious having learned of the trade, and is seeking parole with a faint sense of hope for justice.
Biton is serving his sentence at Hermon prison. His parole request maintained that the upcoming prisoner trade serves just cause to reduce Biton's active time in prison, as he had already spent years in prison and is deeply distressed by the terrorists' release.
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