John Lennon Killer Denied Parole Request – Again

September 8, 2010

John Lennon’s killer was denied a parole request yet again. This week marks his sixth failed attempt. Get the story here, and see photos and video below.

Mark David Chapman will not get a taste of the free world anytime soon, according to a New York parole board. Beatles fans no doubt rejoiced today after learning that the man who has spent the last 29 years of his life in prison for mercilessly killing Lennon would remain there.

But it isn’t just fans of his music who feel more comfortable with him behind bars. Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono is reportedly “very pleased” with the board decision.

It was December 8, 1980 that Chapman shot and killed the legendary front man outside of a New York apartment building. It was later revealed that the shooting took place after he stalked the singer for three days.

The parole board had some choice words for the convicted killer. They called the killing a “premeditated senseless and selfish act of tragic consequence.” They also explained their stance on keeping him behind bars, saying it would be “inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community… Releasing him would so deprecate the seriousness of [the] crime as to undermine respect for the law.”

It turns out that the board received 75 letters addressing the issue of his possible release. All but one advocated for his continued detention. There was apparently only one letter supporting a parole order.

Since being sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder, he has been up for parole in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. I’m guessing we’ll hear more from him in 2012. Until then, he’ll remain locked up at the Attica Correctional Facility.

What do you think? Should he ever be released?

Check out some photos and video related to John Lennon’s killer being denied parole below.

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5 Responses to “John Lennon Killer Denied Parole Request – Again”

  1. 1
    Miriam Says:

    No I don’t think he should be, he dangerous to other people and to himself

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    sarah Says:

    its been so long I forgot he was still alive! After all those tries! I think he shouldnt get out either.

  3. 3
    MNW Says:

    Man, I wish John Lennon didn’t die before I was born! He is one of my biggest influences, and I would have loved to jam with him! John, to this day your still the greatest!

  4. 4
    Jen Says:

    no, i dont think you should get of of prison early if you freakin KILL someone ON PURPOSE!!!

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    Jeanette Says:

    I still remember the day he was killed….I was watching MNF with my Dad when they broke the news. The psycho should NEVER be released.