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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 »

Klansman Behind 1963 Bombing to Stay in Prison

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, denied parole

(Newser) - The lone surviving Ku Klux Klansman imprisoned for killing four black girls in a church bombing in 1963 will remain behind bars after Alabama's parole board heeded the victims' families Wednesday and refused an early release. The board rejected parole for Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr., 78, who has served... 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 »

Kelsey Grammer Forgives Sister's Killer

Actor testifies at Freddie Glenn's parole hearing

(Newser) - During a three-month crime spree in 1975, 18-year-old Freddie Glenn killed actor Kelsey Grammer’s sister Karen, also 18, after kidnapping her from a Red Lobster in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Yesterday, Grammer testified via video conference at Glenn’s parole board hearing; he’s serving life at Buena Vista Correctional... More »

OJ: I'm the Best Prisoner They Ever Had

Argues good behavior at parole hearing

(Newser) - After five years behind bars, OJ Simpson has had enough. In front of a parole board yesterday, Simpson argued for early release from prison, where he's serving a 33-year sentence for his conviction on a dozen charges stemming from an incident in which he said he "was trying... More »

Charles Manson: I'm a Very Dangerous Man

He admitted to 5 murders to psychologist, parole hearing told

(Newser) - Corrections officials in California quoted Charles Manson's own words when they denied him parole for a 12th time yesterday . "I am special. I am not like the average inmate. I have put five people in the grave," Manson told a prison psychologist late last year, according to... More »

Manson Denied Probable Last Shot at Parole

Mass murderer's next chance won't come until he's 92

(Newser) - Charles Manson was denied parole today, for the 12th—and probably final—time. After today's rejection, California can deny Manson parole for another 15 years, the AP notes, at which point the mass murderer would be 92 years old. Manson himself skipped the parole hearing, but Debra Tate, the... More »

New Manson Pics Bared in Time for Parole Hearing

He's no model prisoner

(Newser) - Photos of a clearly elderly, cloudy-eyed Charles Manson have been released by California prison officials one week before the notorious killing mastermind's parole hearing. The photos, taken last summer and provided to CNN , show a startlingly more frail Manson, 77, with long gray hair and a beard, the Nazi... More »

'Born Again' Son of Sam Won't Seek Parole

'Jesus has already set me free,' says killer David Berkowitz

(Newser) - "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz isn't going to bother to seek parole because Jesus has already set him free, he says. "Jesus Christ has already forgiven and pardoned me," Berkowitz , 58, wrote in a letter to a Fox News reporter. "He has given... More »

Stopping Suicide No Publicity Stunt: T.I.

Rapper slams claims he was trying to look good ahead of court date

(Newser) - After T.I. talked a man threatening suicide out of jumping from a downtown Atlanta building, some are calling the move a publicity stunt—but that couldn’t be further from the truth, the rapper tells CNN . The video he made, which police played to the man and is credited... 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 »

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