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John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole

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Mark David Chapman is denied parole

Mark David Chapman, better known to some as the man who killed [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm], will remain in jail where he has resided since the infamous 1980 murder.

Sentenced 20 to life, this marks the sixth time Chapman has been up for parole. Denied each and every time, the murderer remains in Attica prison in New York. Chapman, who confronted and shot John Lennon outside of his New York home, is still considered mentally unstable and unfit for social normality as he continues to live with his unforgivable demons.

After all, this is the man who was deeply influenced by the troubled character Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye and read passages from the book during the trail. Whether or not the book influenced Chapman’s actions, the parole board commissioners ultimately concluded that, “discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community.”

Chapman is set to be reviewed for parole once again in 2012. Do they really think anything will be different in two years?

[Source: CNN]

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