John Lennon’s assassin set for 7th parole hearing

Johannesburg: John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman, could have his seventh parole hearing, as early as Tuesday, it has been revealed.

New York Department of Corrections spokesperson, Linda Foglia said that Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by the members of the parole board this week and that they would make a decision by Thursday or Friday, Channel 24 reported.

Chapman had shot the legendary singer in December 1980, outside the former Beatle’s Manhattan apartment building.

He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in jail after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Chapman had been transferred in May, from the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York, to the nearby Wende Correctional Facility, both of which are maximum security.

Chapman had been denied parole for the sixth time in September 2010.


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