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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 11:19 AM Aug 2012

Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's Killer, Denied Parole For 7th Time In NY [View all]

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Source: AP

ALBANY, N.Y. -- John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said.

Mark David Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said Thursday. The transcript of his latest hearing wasn't immediately released.

Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. The musician, singer and songwriter was 40.

"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.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/mark-david-chapman-john-lennon-killer-denied-parole-7th-time-ny_n_1824704.html

Legal gun owner gets better than he deserves.

'Chapman purchased the gun legally in Hawaii. Because he had no criminal record and had never been committed to a mental institution, he was issued a permit.'
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Good. nt msanthrope Aug 2012 #1
RIP John Lennon n/t xocet Aug 2012 #2
Keep rotting, asshole. nt Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #3
GOOD!! ailsagirl Aug 2012 #4
I'm up in the air about this one Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #5
Chapman murdered John Lennon "only because" he was John Lennon rocktivity Aug 2012 #7
Are you familiar with the term "Equal justice before the Law"? NT Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #8
Lennon deserves equal justice, too rocktivity Aug 2012 #12
Re: Lennon deserves equal justice, too Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #14
It's fairly easy to establish a clear and present danger with Chapman. Ty Templeton Aug 2012 #13
You must be full of nothing but air, actually Scairp Aug 2012 #19
Re: you don't have the slightest clue what Lennon would say. Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #24
Whatever Scairp Aug 2012 #34
how about he killed ANYONE in a cold calculating way & has only served 30 years wordpix Aug 2012 #21
If that's normal treatment for a murderer in NY state fine NT Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #25
TRANSLATION: "Have it on MY record that I let John Lennon's assassin go free? rocktivity Aug 2012 #6
You got it. Matters not whether Chapman has served a sentence commensurate with similar... Scuba Aug 2012 #10
Re: cultural icons Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #15
"Life isn't fair." - James Earl Carter Scuba Aug 2012 #16
How would you know? Scairp Aug 2012 #20
It sounds to me like you don't want justice, you want vengeance Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #26
He's in prison Scairp Aug 2012 #36
While traitors and war criminals walk free and "tell their stories" in the captive MSM like RUMSFELD bobthedrummer Aug 2012 #9
If the decision was motivated by public safety, inmate behavior, and an unbiased petronius Aug 2012 #11
Agreed alcibiades_mystery Aug 2012 #17
You "sincerely" doubt do you? Scairp Aug 2012 #22
Your rage isn't hurting anyone but you, you know that right? NT Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #27
Condescending comment. Quantess Aug 2012 #35
Well alcibiades_mystery Aug 2012 #31
What If One Of Your Kids Was Killed By Chapman? HangOnKids Aug 2012 #23
What if one of your kids WASN'T killed by Chapman and was on the street after 12 years Trunk Monkey Aug 2012 #28
Bye-Bye HangOnKids Aug 2012 #33
Probably not alcibiades_mystery Aug 2012 #30
oooh!... So close! JohnnyRingo Aug 2012 #18
I like the way you think. 2ndAmForComputers Aug 2012 #32
Good. I imagine there would Cha Aug 2012 #29
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