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Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s killer, denied parole for twelfth time : NPR


Mark David Chapman, proven on this 2018 photograph, shot and killed John Lennon exterior his Manhattan condo constructing in 1980. Chapman was denied parole for the twelfth time in August.

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Mark David Chapman, proven on this 2018 photograph, shot and killed John Lennon exterior his Manhattan condo constructing in 1980. Chapman was denied parole for the twelfth time in August.

New York State Division of Corrections through AP

Mark David Chapman, the person who shot and killed John Lennon in New York’s Higher West Facet over 40 years in the past, was denied parole for the twelfth time.

The 67-year-old prisoner, serving a 20-years-to-life sentence at Inexperienced Haven Correctional Facility in New York, was as soon as once more denied parole in August. The parole board has determined to maintain Chapman behind bars each two years since he was first eligible for parole in 2000.

Further particulars about Chapman’s parole case, together with the transcript, have but to be made accessible by means of the New York Division of Corrections and Group Supervision.

When Chapman was denied in 2018, his tenth time looking for parole, the panel instructed NPR that releasing him can be “incompatible with the welfare and security of society.” Chapman had proven “a callous disregard” of human ache and struggling, the panel stated.

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has traditionally despatched a letter to the parole board each two years to request her husband’s assassin stay in jail, CNN reported.

Chapman traveled from Hawaii to New York to assassinate Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980, and had even met the Beatles star earlier that very same day, in response to the 2012 parole listening to transcript. Throughout that parole listening to, Chapman instructed the panel that he had briefly struggled internally on whether or not to hold out the homicide.

“It wasn’t all completely cold-blooded, however most of it was. I did attempt to inform myself to go away. I’ve obtained the album, take it residence, present my spouse, all the things will probably be tremendous,” Chapman stated in 2012. “However I used to be so compelled to commit that homicide that nothing would have dragged me away from that constructing.”

His subsequent alternative for parole is scheduled for February 2024, the Related Press reported.

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