Mark Chapman Denied Parole

Lennon’s Killer Remains In Jail

Type: General

Date Posted: Wed, 13/08/2008 – 10:18

Artist Links: John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in cold blood outside of his New York apartment, has been denied parole by a New York court.

This denial is the fifth since 2000 for Chapman, who has served 27 years in prison for the murder. At the time, Chapman was judged to be mentally unstable, and the court heard that the American killed Lennon with "with an essentially clear mind".

This statement lead the court to believe that releasing Chapman would not be in the public’s best interests. For many, Chapman remains a hated figure with Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono campaigning heavily against his parole.

Mark Chapman will not be granted another parole hearing until 2010, and will remain in New York’s Attica Correctional Facility.

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