John Lennon's assasin still a threat to the 'public'

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John Lennon‘s killer was yesterday (August 12) denied parole for the fifth time and will now remain in jail in New York’s Attica Correctional Facility for at least a further two years.

Mark David Chapman, who murdered the Beatle in New York City in December 1980 was deemed by the parole board to still be dangerous to the public.

Associated Press news agency reports that during the hearing, Chapman said that he had killed Lennon “with an essentially clear mind”, 27 years ago.

The parole board concluded that releasing the 53 year old “would not be in the best interest of the community.”

Chapman will next get a chance to appeal to the board in August 2010.

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