According to New York corrections officials, the man who shot and killed John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 has been denied parole for the twelfth time. 67-year-old Mark David Chapman is currently serving a 20-years-to-life sentence in a New York City correctional facility.
- According to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Chapman appeared before a parole board at the end of August.
- Chapman's reasoning for killing the musician was due to selfishness, and because Lennon was very famous.
- The man's subsequent hearing with the parole board is scheduled for February 2024.
- Should Lennon's killer stay in prison?