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The tenth time was not the charm of Mark David Chapman, the murderer of John Lennon who again asked for parole and this week again the release was denied. He will stay in prison for at least another two years.
According to the Associated Press, The New York Parental Council decided that releasing Chapman, who shot and killed the Beatles member outside of the Lennon apartment in New York on 8 December 1980, "would be incompatible with the well-being and security of society and the serious nature of the crime would be so abhorrent ". to undermine respect for the law. & # 39;
Chapman, now 63, is currently working at the age of 20 at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York for his offense.
As written to Chapman in the denial decision of the police panel: "You have carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than acquaintance.Although the life of a person is not more valuable than the life of another, is the fact that you chose someone who was not only a world-renowned person and loved by millions, regardless of the pain and suffering you would cause for his family, friends and so many others, you demonstrated a heartless contempt for the sanctity of human life and the pain and suffering of others. "
Chapman will be back in August 2020.
Lennon & # 39; s Beatles comrade Paul McCartney earlier this year paid tribute to his fallen bandmate during one of the pro-gun control brands of March for Our Lives.
Asked by CNN whether arms control is possible at the legislative level, McCartney said, "I am just like everyone else, I do not know, but this is what we can do, so I am here to do it." One of my best friends was murdered in firearms violence, here in the neighborhood, so it's important to me. & # 39;
The guardian board noted that Chapman's release would "tend to reduce the seriousness of your crime" and possibly jeopardize anyone who would ask for retaliation against him.