John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 11th time

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  • John Lennon's killer has been denied parole once again.
  • Mark David Chapman killed the Beatles singer in 1980 and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 1981.
  • This is his 11th attempt at parole.


Mark David Chapman – the man who killed John Lennon – has been denied parole for the 11th time.

Mark, a resigned security guard at the time, shot and killed the Beatles singer in 1980 outside his Manhattan apartment. Though a fan of the English rock band, he developed several obsessions during his life, and a great disdain for the musician and his lifestyle. He was sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder in 1981 after pleading guilty.

On 19 August, the Board of Parole interviewed Mark, now 65 years old, and denied his 11th attempt at parole, saying he would have to spend at least another two years behind bars, reports The Guardian.

Despite Chapman showing remorse for the murder, saying he's since "found Jesus", Yoko Ono has argued for many years against his release, saying she fears for her safety and the safety of her children.

According to Rolling Stone, his next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2022.  

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