John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole once more.

Chapman’s newest parole listening to passed off at the finish of August, although no transcripts from the board interview have been made obtainable but. In an announcement, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision stated, “Following an interview with the Board of Parole on August 31, 2022, Mr. Chapman was denied launch with a maintain of 18 months. His subsequent look date is scheduled for February 2024.” This marks the 12th time that Chapman’s try at parole has been denied.

Chapman shot and killed Lennon outdoors the musician’s Manhattan residence on Dec. 8, 1980. The following 12 months, Chapman pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide. He was sentenced to twenty years to life at Green Haven Correctional Facility in New York. He was first up for parole in 2000 and has had hearings each two years since. 

In previous parole hearings, as The Associated Press notes, Chapman has expressed regret for killing Lennon, stating that he has felt “increasingly more disgrace” for his crime over the years. During his final parole interview in 2020, he referred to as his actions “despicable” and stated, “I assassinated him … as a result of he was very, very, very well-known and that’s the solely motive, and I used to be very, very, very, very a lot in search of self-glory. Very egocentric.”

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has repeatedly argued towards Chapman’s launch, expressing fears for her personal security, in addition to that of Lennon’s sons, Julian and Sean. “One factor I feel is that he did it as soon as, he might do it once more, to someone else — you recognize,” Ono advised The Daily Beast in 2015. “It might be me, it might be Sean, it might be anyone, so there’s that concern.”

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