(PCM) The name Mark David Chapman is one that can send shivers down the spine of many music lovers, especially fans of The Beatles. Chapman has been serving a 20 year to life sentence for tragically gunning down former Beatle John Lennon in front of his apartment complex in December of 1980.
Chapman plead guilty to second-degree murder back in 1981 and has now just been denied parole for the eighth time. The decision to deny parole was based upon concern that Chapman would commit more crimes and his ultimate release would be “incompatible to the welfare of society”.
Chapman was last up for parole back in 2012 and was again denied, although the Parole Board did find and acknowledge that Chapman had incredibly good behavior while locked up. The board felt that Lennon’s death would be trivialized if Chapman were to be released.
At 59 years old, Chapman will not again be eligible to seek parole again until 2016.