A 42-year-old man who blinded his girlfriend by gouging out her eyes in an attack on April 20, 2011, has failed in a bid to be freed from prison.

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After the Parole Board decision, Shane Jenkin was told that he must stay in jail for at least another two years, reported Daily Mail. After hearing evidence from his psychologist, a nurse and victim Tina Nash, it decided he was still too dangerous to be released.

CornwallLive reported that he was refused parole five times in the past. Currently held at a maximum security prison, he has spent time in a psychiatric unit, according to The Sun.

In 2012, Jenkin was jailed for life for permanently blinding Nash, a mother-of-two, at her house in Hayle, Cornwall. He had watched a DVD that featued eye gouging the night before the attack, Truro Crown Court was told. In the "premeditated, sustained and vicious attack," Nash suffered horrific injuries.

A spokesperson for the Parole Board said that a panel of the Board "refused the release of Shane Jenkins following an oral hearing at the end of May this year." The spokesperson shared that Parole Board decisions are solely focused on what risk a "prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community." The person further said that under current legislation, Jenkin will be eligible for a "further review in due course. The date of the next review will be set by the Ministry of Justice."

Jenkin subjected Nash to a 12-hour attack in which he not only blinded her by gouging out her eyes, but also broke her jaw and throttled her until she was unconscious. During the attack, he also said, "You'll never see your kids again." Her sons, then aged 3 and 13, were sleeping in the same house when the incident took place.

Following this, she underwent many operations over four weeks of hospital treatment, but her eyes could not be saved by surgeons.

Nash, who was 32 at the time od the attack, told the court of her heartache at knowing that she will never get to see her two sons again.

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