John Esposito died last week of natural causes at Sing Sing prison in Ossining. He did not know of the decision when he died.
John Esposito, 64, was found shortly after a parole hearing, CBS 2 reported. It appears that he died of natural causes, according to the Department of Correction.
Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.