For the 7th time, Mark David Chapman, sat in front of a parole board and asked to be released from prison for the murder of Humanitarian and Musician, John Lennon.
For the 7th time, he was denied. “Despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime,” board member Sally Thompson wrote. Board members Joseph Crangle and Marc Coppola agreed.
Chapman murdered Lennon outside of his New York City home in December of 1980. He has served in the NY prison system since 1981.
He will be eligible for parole again in two years.