John Lennon's killer to appear at seventh parole hearing

  • Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, is set to have his seventh parole hearing this week.

    According to New York state's Department of Corrections, a decision on whether he will be released is due to be made at the end of the week.

    Chapman's interviews with the parole board will take place at Wende Correctional Facility, the maximum-security prison in Alden, New York where he is being held.

    Chapman, 57, is currently serving a prison sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon four times outside the musician's New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

    He has had parole meetings every two years since 2000 and has been turned down each time.