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John Lennon's Killer

DENIED PAROLE

8/23/2012 8:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Mark David Chapman mug shotThe man who shot and killed John Lennon will remain behind bars ... at least for now ... because a NY parole board has DENIED his release.

Mark David Chapman -- who shot the famous Beatles member in front of Lennon's Manhattan apartment in 1980 -- has been serving 20 years to life for after pleading guilty to 2nd degree murder. 

The 57-year-old went in front of a parole board today for the 7th time since the murder ... but New York corrections officials decided he is not ready to rejoin society.

MDC shot Lennon 4 times in front of his wife Yoko Ono on that fateful day. He later admitted he planned the killing because he wanted to become famous.

Chapman will be able to request parole again in 2014.

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Lee    

And in other earth-****tering news, scientists have determined that the sun will come up in the east tomorrow.

790 days ago
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Phreaky    

I bet he gets it next time. He's already allowed "day trips" outside the prison, he used to use them to go visit his parents. He's had more freedom than people not even in prison.

790 days ago
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lookItsMegRyan    

Just live out your pathetic life in prison and shuddup.

790 days ago
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MISSA    

GOOD! I hope they never let him out.

790 days ago
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nof    

There's lame, there's real lame, and then there's this guy.

790 days ago
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DaveT    

If only his name was Casey Anthony he could be walking free right now

790 days ago
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nof    

What's more lame, shooting a famous musician in the back -


-four times.


Or wanting to be released going on eight times.


So he can cash in, give interviews, have a talk show.


Maybe be the new IDOL judge.

790 days ago
8.

Sarah    

Keep this evil, vile creature in jail. He killed that poor man for no reason at all just because he wanted to be "famous" well maybe you should of learned a skill instead of shooting down a innocent man. Hope you rot in hell.

790 days ago
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gamepro    

good let that mother****er rot in jail and he killed a really great singer because he wanted to become famous and j hope your never released or a inmate kills you

790 days ago
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Curtis    

Good!!!!!

790 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

If they are unbiased, they will give him parole. Because there are people who have done a lot worse than him who have already gotten parole. What's stopping his parole is that he shot John Lennon. Which is biased. It's tragic that John Lennon was murdered by this s***, but to punish this s*** more than the other murdering s***s just b/c he killed John Lennon is unfair and wrong. John Lennon was just a man like other victims were just men and women. And John Lennon, if he were alive, would most likely agree with that sentiment.

790 days ago
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Larry    

Why does he even think he deserves freedom after what he did? Even Charles Manson doesn't show up for his parole hearings because he knows better.

790 days ago
13.

buzz kill    

He wated to be famous? Try infamous.

790 days ago
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GERSEYGAL    


He is just pure evil and hate!!!!! Save the tax payers money and hang yourself with your bed sheet.....

790 days ago
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nof    

To quote Katy Perry:


"How's it workin' for ye now, player."

790 days ago
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