The person who gunned down rock icon John Lennon practically 38 years in the past failed in his tenth attempt to win freedom from a jail sentence that might hold him behind bars for the remainder of his life, New York jail authorities stated on Thursday.
A state board denied parole for Mark David Chapman, 63, after a listening to and informed him he must wait one other two years till it considers him for launch once more, the New York Division of Corrections and Neighborhood Supervision stated.
“The panel has decided that your launch can be incompatible with the welfare and security of society,” a three-member panel of the state Board of Parole informed Chapman in a letter.
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Chapman, who has beforehand stated he was severely troubled when he shot the previous Beatle and was in search of to realize notoriety, is serving 20 years to life after pleading responsible to second-degree homicide in 1981.
Often called inmate 81A3860, Chapman has been held on the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, simply east of Buffalo, since 2012 when he was transferred from Attica, about 15 miles away.
Lennon had just lately ended a musical hiatus with the discharge of his “Double Fantasy” album when he returned to his residence on Manhattan’s Higher West Facet on Dec. eight, 1980 after a nighttime recording session. Chapman was ready for him exterior and shot him 4 instances in entrance of his spouse Yoko Ono.
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The assassination-style homicide shocked the music world, a era that had grown up with “Beatlemania” and the town the British-born musician had adopted as his residence.
Ono, 85, has steadfastly opposed parole for her husband’s killer, who she beforehand has stated poses a threat to her, Lennon’s two sons, the general public and himself.
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At his earlier parole listening to in August 2016, Chapman described his youthful self as a sociopath with low shallowness and suicidal ideas who was trapped by the inescapable thought of killing Lennon to realize fame.
“I used to be obsessed with one factor and that was taking pictures him in order that I might be anyone,” stated Chapman, whose current jail photograph exhibits a a lot leaner man than the pudgy 25-year-old with wire-rim glasses who was booked after the homicide.
“And 35 years later I see what a horrible resolution that was and the way egocentric it was,” he added, in accordance with a transcript.