Mark David Chapman, the person who killed John Lennon, has been denied parole for the 10th time.
Chapman, 63, went earlier than New York’s parole board on Thursday in what was his 10th try and be launched from the Wende Correctional Facility in western New York, the place he is serving a 20-years-to-life sentence.
Chapman shot and killed Lennon, a former Beatles star, outdoors of his condo in The Dakota constructing in Manhattan on Dec. eight, 1980.
The state’s parole board final denied Chapman’s request two years in the past — describing the homicide of Lennon as “egocentric and evil.” The board decided Chapman ought to stay behind bars, partially due to the premeditated and “celebrity-seeking” nature of the crime.
When he utilized for parole in 2014, Chapman advised the board that he nonetheless will get letters in regards to the ache he brought on in his pursuit of notoriety.
“I’m sorry for inflicting that kind of ache,” he mentioned. “I’m sorry for being such an fool and selecting the mistaken means for glory.”
Years earlier, in 2010, Chapman recalled he had thought-about capturing Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor as a substitute, however mentioned that Lennon was extra accessibly as his luxurious condo constructing close to Central Park “wasn’t fairly as cloistered.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.