Could the Yorkshire Ripper be given parole?
7:31am 16th July 2010
(Updated 8:06am 19th July 2010)
The Yorkshire Ripper is asking judges for a ruling on how much longer he must serve in prison before being considered for parole.
The 63 year old Peter Sutcliffe - who's now known as Peter Coonan - will have his case heard at the High Court later.
He was convicted in 1981 of 13 counts of murder and 7 counts of attempted murder in Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Sutcliffe is currently being held in Broadmoor top security psychiatric hospital deemed a paranoid schizophrenic.
Today a tariff will be set for parole eligibility - so will find out if he'll ever be a free man, and if so when.
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