Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, was photographed for the first time in six years in a mugshot that was released prior to his parole hearing this week.
Chapman, who shot Lennon in 1980 for the singer's apartment in New York, seems to have lost some weight, just like a few hairs since his last mugshot in 2012 was taken back.
Since he became eligible for parole in 2000, Chapman has submitted nine applications, but they have all been refused.
Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980, is shown for the first time in this mugshot taken in January but released this week prior to his last parole hearing
Chapman was last pictured in 2012 when he seemed considerably heavier and with more hair
The last application, in 2016, was rejected because of the "premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of the crime."
Chapman shot Lennon four times for his wife Yoko Ono and later admitted he was planning the crime because he wanted to become famous.
He was sentenced to 20 years to life in the Wende Correctional Facility after he was found guilty of an indictment for second-degree murder.
His most recent mugshot was taken back in January, but released on Monday.
The exact date of Chapman's parole hearing is unknown. It is held behind closed doors and the decision can take up to two weeks.
Ono has argued against his release because she fears for her own safety and the lives of Lennon's two sons, Julian and Sean.
Last week Beatles fans also gathered at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, a memorial to Lennon near the murder scene, to speak out against the release of Chapman.
Chapman (pictured at the left in his arrest in 1980, and exactly in 1998) killed Lennon because he was angry with his rich lifestyle and wanted to achieve celebrity
The killer (pictured on the left in 2003, exactly in 2010) has applied for a conditional release nine times before but rejected the bid because of the celebrity-seeking nature & # 39; of his crimes
John Lennon is depicted next to his son Sean and his wife Yoko Ono in 1977 in New York
During his last parole hearing, Chapman revealed that during his time behind the bars he rediscovered religion.
He also acknowledged the crime and admitted that his crime was "premeditated, selfish and evil". used to be.
Chapman also spoke about receiving letters from fans of Lennon, who would be 77 if he would live today, and how that affected him.
& # 39; At that time, I was not thinking about anyone else, just me, & # 39; he said.
"But now, you know, clearly through the letters of people and through things I hear, many people are affected here. I'm sorry I caused that kind of pain.
I'm sorry that I'm so idiot and choose the wrong path to glory. & # 39;
Chapman is supposed to be held in custody in prison.
He has marital visits with his wife, Gloria Chapman, with whom he was married for 18 months before he committed the murder.
His own family also prays that he will never see the outside of a prison cell, as his step-sister Linda Walker told Dailymail.com.
Yoko has strongly protested against the release of Chapman, because she fears for her own safety and that of the sons of Lennon, Julian and Sean
The fans of Lennon also met in Strawberry Fields, a memorial close to where he was shot, to argue against the release of Chapman
Walker's mother Reathy Breteler met the convicted criminal father David Curtis Chapman during a Parents Without Partners event in Georgia and they were married until his death in 1995.
Walker described how Chapman, now 63 years old, would send letters to her mother in an attempt to contact his father, who wanted nothing to do with his murderous son.
But Chapman believed that Breteler remembered the letters and resented her because she married his father.
& # 39; He tried to reach his father through my mother, & # 39; Walker explained. He wrote letters and David's request was & # 39; do not open them & # 39 ;. He just said he did not want anything to do with it anymore. & # 39;
The banknotes disappeared after his father died, but Walker is concerned that the killer tries to track down her mother if he is released to get answers.
Walker revealed that she would try to get a protective order against him – but worries that she would not be able to do so until it was too late.
& # 39; If he ever came out, holy moly. I do not think he would find my mother, because she is married again, she has a different surname, "she said.
But, Walker added, "She does not live high in pig life, and there is no way she can hide anywhere or do anything about it. She just stays in her tiny apartment and tries to make the best of her life, the rest of her life. & # 39;
Given his violent nature, the family is terrified of what he can do to them.
& # 39; They live in fear of this man and that he could do God knows what for them, & # 39; said a source close to Breteler.