John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman seeking his release for the seventh time will appear before the judge next week, according to U.S. media today ahead.
Chapman is scheduled to appear this week before the Parole Board, which could make its decision on Thursday or Friday, the Prisons Department spokesman in New York, Linda Foglia said Saturday, and recorded by the Washington Post.
Chapman was sentenced to a term of twenty years to life imprisonment for the crime of second-degree murder for killing John Lennon on December 8, 1980 at the entrance of his residence in the Dakota building, across from Central Park in New York.
The British musician’s widow, Yoko Ono, on previous occasions expressed her opposition to Chapman’s release saying she fears for her own safety and that of her family if Lennon’s murderer is released.
The last time Chapman tried to gain his freedom in August 2010 but the Parole Board rejected his request a month later after re-reviewing the case.