Mark David Chapman loses ninth parole appeal, John Lennon’s killer stays in prison
Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon in New York City about 36 years ago has failed to persuade a state parole board to release him from prison on parole. Again.
As you already know, Chapman killed Lennon on December 8, 1980 in front of The Dakota in New York where Lennon and Yoko Ono lived. Sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, the criminal currently resides at upstate Wende Correctional Facility.
It’s the ninth time Chapman has been denied parole, even if he’s trying to convince the judges that he has “found God” and that he regrets having killed Lennon.
Chapman will be able to submit a new request in two years. During the last years lots of people supported his release, many others – including Yoko Ono – asked that he remain jailed, behind the bars forever.