Saturday 27 December 2014

John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman (59) denied parole for the eighth time

Lennon shot dead in New York in December 1980

Published 22/08/2014 | 21:44

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John Lennon was shot dead outside his Manhattan apartment building in December 1980.

A US parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.

It is the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole.

Mark Chapman, who murdered John Lennon, has been denied parole
Mark Chapman, who murdered John Lennon, has been denied parole

New York corrections officials said a three-member board denied Chapman's parole after a hearing on Wednesday.

Chapman shot Lennon outside the former Beatle's Manhattan apartment building in December 1980. The musician, singer, songwriter and activist was 40.

Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1981 and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.

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