Mark David Chapman Denied Parole For Sixth Time

September 7, 2010

Photo credit: Roy Kerwood

NY (ChattahBox Crime News) – Mark David Chapman, the man who killed Beatles singer John Lennon outside of his apartment in 1980, has been denied parole for his sixth time since originally becoming eligible in 2000.

Having served 29 years of a 20 to Life sentence, he has been rejected for parole as a possible danger to society, CNN reports. He has been denied parole every two years since 2000, and in 2008 Yoko Ono, the widow of Lennon, wrote a letter asking that he not be released.

The New York prison where he resides described Chapman as a quiet man who works a prison job, has conjugal visits with his wife of 20 years, Gloria, and hasn’t had a strike on his record since 1994. He told the parole board at his first hearing that he regrets the murder, and that he did it in order to “be somebody”.

He is next up for parole in 2012, where he would have served 31 years behind bars. Chapman is 55-years-old.


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