Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesJohn Lennon's killer is up for parole this week for a seventh time and could have a hearing as early as Tuesday, officials said.
Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree ****** and was sentenced to 20 years to life for gunning down the Beatle outside of his Manhattan apartment complex on Dec. 8, 1980.
A decision regarding Chapman's release could come as soon as Thursday or Friday, according to the New York Department of Corrections.
At Chapman's last parole hearing in September 2010, he told the board there had been other names on his list of potential targets, including Johnny Carson, Elizabeth Taylor and two others he could not recall.
Yoko Ono, the wife of the late musician, said in 2010 that she opposed paroling Chapman and believed he could be a danger to her and her family.
Chapman is currently being housed at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y.
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