John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole For 11th Time

John Lennon

John Lennon‘s killer Mark Chapman who fatally shot him at the entrance to his New York City apartment back in December 1980, has been denied parole for the eleventh time.

Lennon had been returning home from a recording session with his wife, Yoko Ono.

Chapman’s last appeal was turned down back in August 2018, with the parole board saying  “You admittedly carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than to gain notoriety.

“While no one person’s life is any more valuable than another’s life, the fact that you chose someone who was not only a world-renown person and beloved by millions, regardless of the pain and suffering you would cause to his family, friends and so many others, you demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life and the pain and suffering of others.”

He will now remain behind bars for at least another two years, with his next hearing scheduled for August 2022.