John Lennon’s killer denied parole for the 11th time

John Lennon’s killer 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.

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A spokesperson for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said that Chapman had his 11th hearing on August 19.

Chapman was not granted a release and will serve his sentence for at least two more years before his next hearing in August 2022, the spokesperson said. The spokesperson also would not provide details on why Chapman was denied release.

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Chapman confessed to shooting and killing Lennon. He was waiting outside Lennon’s apartment building, the Dakota, in Manhattan on December 8, 1980. Lennon signed his then newly released “Double Fantasy” album for Chapman. Hours later Chapman shot Lennon four times in the back upon his return home.

At the time, John Lennon’s killer Chapman was arrested on the scene and pleaded guilty to the shooting.


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