John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole once more.
Chapman’s newest parole listening to came about on the finish of August, although no transcripts from the board interview have been made obtainable but. In an announcement, the New York Division of Corrections and Neighborhood Supervision mentioned, “Following an interview with the Board of Parole on August 31, 2022, Mr. Chapman was denied launch with a maintain of 18 months. His subsequent look date is scheduled for February 2024.” This marks the twelfth time that Chapman’s try at parole has been denied.
Chapman shot and killed Lennon outdoors the musician’s Manhattan condo on Dec. 8, 1980. The next 12 months, Chapman pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide. He was sentenced to twenty years to life at Inexperienced Haven Correctional Facility in New York. He was first up for parole in 2000 and has had hearings each two years since.
In previous parole hearings, as The Related Press notes, Chapman has expressed regret for killing Lennon, stating that he has felt “an increasing number of disgrace” for his crime over time. Throughout his final parole interview in 2020, he referred to as his actions “despicable” and mentioned, “I assassinated him … as a result of he was very, very, very well-known and that’s the one cause, and I used to be very, very, very, very a lot looking for self-glory. Very egocentric.”
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has repeatedly argued towards Chapman’s launch, expressing fears for her personal security, in addition to that of Lennon’s sons, Julian and Sean. “One factor I believe is that he did it as soon as, he might do it once more, to someone else — you understand,” Ono informed The Day by day Beast in 2015. “It could possibly be me, it could possibly be Sean, it could possibly be anyone, so there’s that concern.”
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