The man who killed John Lennon is once again eligible for parole, after being rejected nine times before.

Mark David Chapman will appear before the New York State parole panel during the week of August 20, seeking release from his 20 years to life sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder of Lennon, who was returning home from a recording session.

Despite his clean prison record as an inmate, the parole board has felt releasing Chapman thumbs noses at the law due to “the premeditated and celebrity seeking nature of the crime.” Chapman was last denied parole in 2016.