Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s convicted killer, is up for parole for the seventh time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said Friday.
His latest quest for freedom comes ahead of the 32nd anniversary of the death of the former Beatle, a British singer-songwriter who was gunned down outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980.
Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by two or three members of the parole board, according to Carole Claren-Weaver, a spokeswoman for the New York Department of Corrections.
Chapman’s words on the slaying
He was last up for parole in 2010, but was denied because his “discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community,” according to the New York State Division of Parole.
He was also denied parole in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
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