John Lenon's Killer Denied Parole Again
After appearing for the eighth time before a parole board, the man who murdered John Lennon has again been denied parole.
According to the New York Times, New York State correction officials came to their verdict concerning 59-year-old Mark David Chapman following a hearing on Wednesday. Chapman was originally sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison forthe murder.
"This victim had displayed kindness to you earlier in the day," the officials said, "and your actions have devastated a family and those who loved the victim." The board was referring to the fact that Chapman shot and killed the singer outside his home after Lennon had kindly agreed to sign an album for Chapman.
Thus, the board drew the conclusion that were he released, Chapman would break the law again.
Chapman is eligible to try for parole again in two years.