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Convicted Killer Hopes 33rd Time Is The Charm

ROCKFORD - A man convicted of murdering a gas station attendant to make a pitch to earn back his freedom.

ROCKFORD - A man convicted of murdering a gas station attendant to make a pitch to earn back his freedom.

Calvin Madison, 66, is up for parole a 33rd time.  A hearing is set for March 4 with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.

It stems from a murder he committed in 1970.  Madison was robbing a gas station when he ordered the victim, John Hogan, to hand over cash.  Madison then led Hogan to the bathroom, had him kneel down, then shot him in the head four times.

A second man involved in the murder, Thomas Charles, was released from prison in 1986.

There are online petitions for and against Madison's release.

The board is scheduled to rule on Madison's parole May 1.

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