It's the sixth time his plea has been turned down
John Lennon‘s killer Mark Chapman has been denied parole for the sixth time.
55-year-old Chapman, who shot Lennon in New York in December 1980, was denied following a video interview with a parole panel, reports BBC News.
The New York state parole board said that Chapman‘s “disregard” for human life relating to the 1980 incident was a major factor behind the decision.
“This premeditated, senseless and selfish act of tragic consequence… leads to the conclusion that your discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community.”
In August, Yoko Ono made a plea against giving Chapman parole.
Chapman is next eligible for a parole hearing in August 2012.
Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk.
Uncut have teamed up with Sonic Editions to curate a number of limited-edition framed iconic rock photographs, featuring the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan and The Clash. View the full collection here.