John Lennon’s killer denied parole for the 11th time

Now 65, Chapman was 25 when he shot Lennon dead outside The Dakota

Entertainment Desk August 27, 2020

John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman has been denied a parole for the 11th time, according to the Daily Mail.

Chapman has been in prison since 1980 for murdering the former beatle outside The Dakota on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Further details of Wednesday's court hearing whereby his plea was rejected have not yet emerged. 

Chapman remains in custody in the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York. 

Yoko Ono had previously fought against his release, claiming he will remain to be a risk to her and her two sons if let out. Although it is unclear if she wrote to the parole board this year. 

On the contrary, in 2018, the parole board stated that Chapman was the one unsafe outside of prison, given that someone may want to kill him for notoriety or to avenge Lennon.

Now 65, Chapman was 25 when he shot Lennon dead outside the apartment building on December 8. After being proven guilty, he said he killed Lenon because he was angry at him for the immense fame he had amassed.

On the day of the murder, he went to The Dakota in the afternoon and asked Lennon to sign an album for him. When Lennon returned to the building with Yoko at around 10:30pm that night, Chapman was still there. 

He shot him four times in the back and shoulder. Lennon was pronounced dead in the hospital an hour later. When police arrived to arrest Chapman, he was flicking through pages of The Catcher in the Rye.

The convicted will now be eligible for a parole in 2022.  

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