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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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Mihail    

www.web-novini.com

689 days ago
32.

Truth    

DUDE GOT HIS WISH - FAMOUS IN PRISON!! #TRUTH!!

689 days ago
33.

Ih8Taxes    

I'd like to know what Yoko has to say about this. Isn't she supposed to be one of those "let's forgive everyone" type of individuals?

689 days ago
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Julie    

The Beatles are so over rated, that said I dont think he should ever get out, but what bothers me is there are criminals that have done less time for more heinous acts, like child molesters and murderers. Just goes to show how lopsided our society is with their celebrity worship. John Lennon was an absolute fruit cake.

689 days ago
35.

Honeys Booboo    

He wants to go live in a Yellow Submarine,
stick his azz in a cell with the Blue Meanies.

689 days ago
36.

Nicole Richard    

You stay in jail if it would be up to me you would stay till the end of time.Jonh Lennon a beautifull soul I sure miss him a lot

689 days ago
37.

keyser soze    

i hope they let him out and he kills lil wayne and nikki manaj

689 days ago
38.

keyser soze    

they should let him out so he can kill lil wayne and nikki manaj

689 days ago
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nORRis8    

They should let him go and soon as he gets out of the gates they guards should shoot him in the back 4 times...................just so they too can be famous.

689 days ago
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good as gold    

Chapman shot another human being [doesn't matter who it was] in the back 4 times with hollow point bullets. Never letting his victim get a chance to defend himself or get out of the way. His spouse had to witness this terrible act of violence. How he wasn't charged and convicted of 1st degree murder is beyond comprehension. If he did it once I believe he is capable of doing it again. I think it would be anyone's legitimate self defense to shoot Chapman if they let him out stating they were fearful for their life based on his past behavior whether he had a weapon on him or not. He obviously could snap at any given time.

689 days ago
41.

lynden    

ROT IN HELL Chapman

689 days ago
42.

Duff    

Is it just me or does he bear a resemblance to a younger Bill Paxton?

689 days ago
43.

ShrinkWrap    

He needs to stay put.

689 days ago
44.

MrHarrybawls2010    

I wonder if Chapman listens to The Beatles in jail?

If you want to see something really strange, go to youtube and watch Paul MacCartney's reaction when reporters ask him about Lennon's death the day he died. MacCartney is chewing gum and says "It's a drag isn't it?" in the most flippant, uncaring manner, says "Cheers!" and then gets into his car.

689 days ago
45.

LightJ    

Goood, that's what you deserve rot in hell.

689 days ago
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