No Parole For Lennon Killer

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No Parole For Lennon Killer

Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon, was denied parole today (10/9). Noting that Chapman's release would "deprecate the seriousness" of the ex-Beatle's 1980 killing, a three-member New York State Parole Commission panel voted unanimously to keep him imprisoned. Chapman, sentenced to 20 years to life in jail, was first denied parole in October 2000. As this parole decision states, while Chapman's behavior behind bars has been "very positive," the killer's "positive adjustment in this controlled and highly structured environment cannot predict your community behavior." Chapman will be eligible for release again in October 2004. (1 page)

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Some people whose criminal offenses are not so popular will likely never see the light of day outside prison. One example is Mark David Chapman. He killed John Lennon on December 7, 1980, while he is on his apartment building in New York City, He shot him 5 times at the back. This year, Chapman became a candidate for parole again, but he was not granted. He'll probably never walk past the streets as a free man and he deserve it.