Mark David Chapman, the person who murdered John Lennon in 1980, has been denied parole for the twelfth time, Rolling Stone experiences.
Chapman shot Lennon exterior the artist’s New York Metropolis condo on December eighth, 1980 and pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide. He was sentenced to twenty years to life at New York’s Inexperienced Haven Correctional Facility and have become eligible for parole in 2000, although he’s been denied on the hearings he’s had each two years since.
Chapman’s newest parole listening to came about in August. In a press release, the New York Division of Corrections and Neighborhood Supervision stated, “Following an interview with the Board of Parole on August 31, 2022, Mr. Chapman was denied launch with a maintain of 18 months. His subsequent look date is scheduled for February 2024.”
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has argued in opposition to Chapman’s launch, citing considerations for her security. “One factor I believe is that he did it as soon as, he may do it once more, to any person else,” she informed The Every day Beast in 2015. “It could possibly be me, it could possibly be Sean, it could possibly be anyone, so there may be that concern.”
As for Chapman, he has stated he’s felt “increasingly disgrace” relating to Lennon’s killing as time goes by. Throughout his 2020 parole listening to, he known as his actions “despicable,” explaining that he assassinated Lennon “as a result of he was very, very, very well-known and that’s the one cause, and I used to be very, very, very, very a lot searching for self-glory. Very egocentric.”