The parents of Kenneth Noye's road rage victim have branded plans to move him to an open prison "a soft touch".
Noye, 68, has spent the past 17 years behind bars for stabbing to death electrician Stephen Cameron, 21, in 1996.
He went on the run after the murder on the M25 in Kent but was captured in Spain in 1998 and jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 16 years in 2000.
The Parole Board said it had recommended he is moved to an open prison where he could be given home leave, trips out and may even get a job.
But Stephen's parents Ken and Toni Cameron hit out at the decision.
Mr Cameron, 68, told The Sun: "He killed our son and left him to die in the gutter.
"Our son was just 21 and his life had just begun, but Noye took that away."
Mr Cameron said he could not stand the thought of his son's killer being given freedom and privileges, and will urge Justice Secretary Michael Gove to block the move.
Career criminal Noye stabbed an undercover officer to death outside his mock Tudor mansion after the £26 million Brink's-Mat bullion heist, but successfully pleaded self-defence.
The Ministry of Justice is expected to make a decision on whether to move Noye to an open prison within 28 days.