John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole For Ninth Time

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(Radio.com) The man that murdered John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the ninth time and will remain in prison for at least two more years, reports The New York Daily News.

Chapman shot and killed the Beatles legend on December 8, 1980, and was sentenced to 20 years to life. No official reason for the parole denial was given.

Reportedly, the parole board received five letters in support of Chapman's release and two opposing parole since his last hearing in 2014. Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, wrote expressing fear for her safety and the safety of Lennon's children if Chapman were freed.

Chapman is being held "under protective custody against his will" at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York's Erie County. Read more here.

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