John Lennon’s killer denied parole for 7th time

(Reuters) – Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, was denied parole for a seventh time, New York State’s Department of Corrections said on Thursday.

Chapman, 57, is serving a prison sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon four times in the back outside the musician’s New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

His parole hearing was earlier this week.

(Reporting By Dan Burns; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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