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

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FILE - This May 15, 2012 file photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections shows Mark David Chapman at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, N.Y. Four letters from John Lennon's killer to the New York police officer who arrested him are on sale through a Los Angeles auction house. Gary Zimet, owner Moments in Time, said the letters from Mark David Chapman to Stephen Spiro are for sale starting Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 for a fixed price of $75,000. Zimet says he is selling the | ASSOCIATED PRESS

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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