Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

Chapman will not go free
Wednesday , 13 August 2008
Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

JOHN LENNON's killer MARK CHAPMAN has been denied parole for the fifth time following a hearing on Tuesday.

The 53 year old is expected to serve at least two more years at New York's Attica Correctional Facility before he can make another appeal for release.

He was originally sentenced to a 20-year-to-life sentence for shooting the Beatles star outside his New York home in December 1980.

According to reports, Chapman's parole officers denied his most recent attempt at freedom because it "would not be in the best interest of the community," despite confirming he has maintained a clean disciplinary record since 1994.

On Monday, Lennon's widow Yoko Ono lobbied against Chapman's release, insisting he would be hunted down and killed by Lennon's loyal fans if he was ever set free from prison.

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