John Lennon’s killer up for parole this Tuesday

This Tuesday could be the day that Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, becomes eligible for parole.

Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in 1981. Chapman of course shot John Lennon in December of 1980 outside of his New York City home. Chapman was transferred in May from the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York to Wende Correctional Facility but no reason was given publicly for the transfer.

Chapman has been eligible for parole 6 times in the past, having always been denied. According to New York Department of Corrections spokeswoman Linda Fogli, the board could reach a decision by Thursday or Friday of this week.