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Parole Panel Has Familiar Word for John Lennon's Killer

Mark David Chapman is told no for the 10th time
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2018 2:54 PM CDT
Updated Aug 24, 2018 12:25 AM CDT
This January 2018 photo, provided by the New York State Department of Corrections, shows Mark David Chapman.   (New York State Department of Corrections via AP)

(Newser) – The man who murdered John Lennon will remain behind bars after his 10th unsuccessful parole hearing, reports the Daily News. Mark David Chapman, now 63, was turned down again this week. No reasons have yet been made public, but the newspaper reports that Yoko Ono sent the parole board a letter asking that Chapman remain in the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York—not only for the safety of her and her family, but for his own safety. Chapman, who shot Lennon in New York City in 1980, is up again for parole in about two years. Chapman's wife recently told the UK Mirror that he talked of killing Lennon two months before actually doing so. (Read more John Lennon stories.)

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