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The California Board of Parole Hearings on Thursday denied parole to a man who attempted to murder his wife in front of their two children, according to a press release from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.

The release said the parole board determined that Javiad Akhtar, 60, would still pose a risk to the public if he were released from prison.

In 2001, Akhtar broke into the house of his estranged wife and their two children, violating a restraining order, according to the release. He cut the phone line to the house before breaking in. When his wife and children returned, Akhtar shot his wife with a BB gun and then stabbed her repeatedly in front of his children. He left the wife in the house and put the children in a car. Officials found Akhtar’s wife 12 hours later, rushed her to a hospital, and she survived.

A jury found Akhtar guilty of five charges including attempted murder and child abuse in March 2002, and a Yolo County judge sentenced him to life in prison in October 2002.

Akhtar will be allowed to ask for parole again in three years.

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