John Lennon's Assassin Denied Parole For The 11th Time


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The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 was denied parole for the 11th time.

Mark David Chapman, 65, is serving a 20 years-to-life prison sentence for shooting and killing John Lennon, one of the Beatles and a solo artist in his own right. According New York state, Chapman had his 11th hearing on August 19 before the Board of Parole.

Chapman was not granted release and will serve his sentence for at least two more years before his next hearing in August 2022, meaning he will serve at least 42 years. No details were given about why he was denied parole.

On December 8th, 1980 Chapman confessed to shooting Lennon to death outside Lennon's apartment building, in Manhattan. Hours earler, Lennon signed his then newly released "Double Fantasy" album for Chapman only for Chapman to shoot Lennon four times in the back upon his return home.

Chapman was arrested on the scene without incident and he pleaded guilty to the shooting.

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