John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole For Sixth Time
John Lennon’s killer was denied parole today, the sixth time his bid for freedom has been rejected.
Following an interview this morning with a three-member panel, Mark David Chapman was informed of the Parole Board’s denial. He is next eligible for a hearing in August 2012.
Chapman, 55, is locked up at the Attica Correctional Facility, where this mug shot was snapped in late-July.
In a previous letter to parole officials, Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, opposed the murderer’s release, noting that she and the musician’s two sons “would not feel safe for the rest of our lives” if Chapman, who was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, was released from custody.