The Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, is considering the case of Robert Brown, who was jailed for 26 years for the manslaughter of his wife, Joanna Simpson, in 2010.
Simpson's mother is campaigning for the case to be referred to the parole board as Brown is due to be released in November this year.
British Airways captain Robert Brown was found guilty of the manslaughter of his wife, Joanna Simpson, in their Windsor home in 2010.
Simpson was bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer, while their children were in a playroom.
Brown was acquitted of murder by a jury at Reading Crown Court the following year after admitting manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Brown is to be automatically released in November 2020.
Ms Simpson's mother, Diana Parkes, has been campaigning for the case to be referred to the parole board.
The Justice Secretary is now considering the case.
The Independent reports that Ms Parkes has labeled Brown's release "nonsensical.
" According to The Independent, Brown believed he was "stitched up" by a prenuptial agreement prior to the murder.
The source also notes that Brown's release is due to the fact that he was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder.
The BBC, however, reports that the Justice Secretary is giving the matter his "closest personal attention," without providing further background or context.
Overall, both sources agree that the case is currently being reviewed by the Justice Secretary, but they differ in their characterizations of why the case is being reviewed and the sentiments expressed by Ms Parkes.