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Mark David Chapman's Parole Denied—Again

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time, can try again in 2 years

(Newser) - Nearly 36 years after he shot John Lennon dead, Mark David Chapman is still trying to get out of prison—and an upstate New York parole board is still denying him that chance, per the Hollywood Reporter . The 61-year-old, who's said to have learned how to fix wheelchairs during... More »

Yoko Ono: John Lennon's Killer Is Still Dangerous

Plus: why she never left the Dakota

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was last year denied parole for the eighth time; he and his wife reportedly wrote to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, asking for forgiveness. But, in an extensive interview with the Daily Beast , Ono says Chapman should never be free. "... More »

John Lennon's Killer: 'Sorry for Being Such an Idiot'

Transcript of Mark David Chapman's parole plea is released

(Newser) - The man who killed John Lennon got turned down for parole yet again earlier this month, but at least Mark David Chapman seems to realize that he acted like "an idiot" on that December day in 1980, reports the Journal News . A newly released transcript of his parole hearing... More »

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Yet Again

Mark David Chapman told 'no' for an 8th time

(Newser) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said today. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980,... More »

No Parole for Lennon's Killer

Mark David Chapman denied release for 7th time

(Newser) - The seventh time wasn't the charm for John Lennon's killer. Mark David Chapman was today denied parole, in yet another appearance before a parole board. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, and has appeared before the... More »

John Lennon's Killer Up for 7th Parole Hearing

Mark David Chapman killed the former Beatle 32 years ago

(Newser) - For the seventh time since 2000, Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon, is up for parole, reports Reuters . The parole hearing is scheduled for this week, says a spokesman for New York state's Department of Corrections, and a decision on whether to release him is expected by... More »

Yoko Ono on John: 'We Were a Couple Who Laughed'

She writes essay for Times on anniversary of Lennon's death

(Newser) - It's the 30th anniversary of the day John Lennon was gunned down in front of the Dakota, but today his widow's memory focuses upstairs, in their kitchen, in the middle of the night. He's making tea for them, gently teasing, "Yoko, Yoko, you’re supposed to first put the... More »

Album John Lennon Signed for His Killer on Sale: $850K

Double Fantasy LP has autograph, fingerprints

(Newser) - Hours before he died, John Lennon autographed an album for his killer—and for just $850,000, that macabre souvenir can be yours. The Double Fantasy LP, signed for Mark David Chapman five hours before Chapman killed Lennon, was found by a maintenance man and turned over as evidence. An... More »

Lennon's Killer Almost Picked Johnny Carson, Liz Taylor

Mark David Chapman settled on 'accessible' Beatle

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman considered killing Liz Taylor or Johnny Carson, he told a parole hearing earlier this month. There were other names on his hit list but he can no longer remember them, Chapman revealed. "I lose memory of perhaps the other two," he said, according to a... More »

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

Mark David Chapman will stay at Attica

(Newser) - It's been 30 years since John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York apartment, and in that time his killer has applied for parole six times. Once again, his plea for release has been rejected. Mark Chapman, now 55, was given a 20-years-to-life sentence for the December 1980... More »

Yoko Ono Slams Parole for John Lennon's Killer

He's 'still a threat,' says widow

(Newser) - Yoko Ono spoke out yesterday against parole for John Lennon's killer, saying he remains a threat to her, her family and himself. Killer Mark David Chapman appealed for freedom at his last parole board hearing, arguing that he's a changed man, and is ashamed and sorry for gunning down Lennon... More »

Chapman Ashamed He Killed Lennon

In failed bid for release, gunman says he had been in search of fame

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman told the parole board that he is ashamed of killing John Lennon, according to transcripts of the hearing released yesterday. "I feel now at 53 I have grown into a deeper understanding of what a human life is. I have changed a lot," he said... More »

Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for Fifth Time

Chapman remains behind bars for 1980 murder of ex-Beatle

(Newser) - The man who murdered John Lennon nearly 30 years ago was denied parole for a fifth time today, the Daily News reports. A state parole board panel blocked the release of Mark David Chapman, who shot the former Beatle outside his New York City apartment building in 1980, because of... More »

Killing of John Lennon Is So-So

Critics praise the craft, but question the subject matter

(Newser) - Critics are decidedly mixed on "The Killing of John Lennon," Andrew Piddington's movie reconstructing events surrounding Mark David Chapman's 1980 murder of the Beatles beloved frontman. While “a well-made film" that doesn't ask you to sympathize with Chapman, Stephen Holden writes in the New York Times, ... More »

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