08/23/2014 01:04 pm ET Updated Aug 23, 2014

John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole For Eighth Time


John Lennon's killer has been denied bail yet again.

Mark David Chapman, the man who gunned down the former Beatle in December 1980 outside the musician's New York apartment, has been denied parole for the eighth time. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. On Friday, Aug. 22, a three-person Parole Board panel denied the inmates request for release. The panel decision came from a concern that Chapman would commit more crimes and that his release would be "incompatible with the welfare of society," according to the decision.

Chapman was last denied parole in 2012 even though the panel acknowledged his good conduct in prison. The board found that at the time his release would "trivialize the tragic loss of life which [he] caused." Now 59, Chapman won't be eligible for parole for another two years.

[via Daily News]

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