Mark David Chapman Denied Parole A Fifth Time

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Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon in on December 8th, 1980, was denied parole for the fifth time today. Chapman, currently serving a 20 years-to-life sentence in Attica prison for the Lennon slaying, will spend at least another two years behind bars before having another parole hearing. Despite having a record of good behavior since 1994, the parole board once again denied Chapman's parole, citing "concern for the public safety and welfare." Lennon's widow Yoko Ono also lobbied against Chapman's release.