In unsurprising news: John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole again yesterday. The AP reports that a State Division of Parole board decided not to release Chapman after they interviewed him via teleconference at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. The board wrote to Chapman, saying they remained concerned about "the disregard you displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life when, after careful planning, you traveled to New York for the sole purpose of killing John Lennon."
This is the 6th time the now 55-year-old Chapman has appeared before the parole board, after being sentenced to 20 years to life for killing Lennon in 1980. In 2008 Yoko Ono said: "It's dangerous for him to come out. Not only for us, but for himself. There are so many people out there who dislike him. It's safer for him to stay in jail."
Chapman will be eligible to apply again in 2012.