ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- A Rockford man who has spent the last 44 years in prison for killing a gas station attendant during a robbery is looking to be set free.
Calvin madison will appear before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to plea to seek parole. This is the 33rd time he has been reviewed by the board.
In 1970, the now 66 year old Madison robbed a Rockford gas station when 19 year old John Hogan was working. Hogan handed over a hundred dollars to Madison. Madison then forced Hogan into a restroom, were he shot and killed him.
Family members of Hogan say the two were classmates at Auburn High School and that it was a premediated murder.
Madison was originally sentenced to death but was resentenced to 100 years in prision after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in the state of Illinois.
The board will decide may first whether to grant his request.