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.
The state recently closed the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island, the seventh prison, camp or work release facility shuttered in 2011 as New York transferred about 2,600 inmates and 1,400 staff to its 60 remaining penal units in an effort to save millions of dollars and remove excess capacity.
Bozella was up the Hudson River at Sing Sing, one of the nation’s most notorious prisons. Sent there for the 1977 murder of a 92-year-old woman in Poughkeepsie, maintained his innocence.