ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - John Lennon's killer was denied parole for the seventh time . Fifty-seven-year-old Mark David Chapman was interviewed by the parole board, by videoconference, on Wednesday. Chapman's next scheduled appearance will be in August of 2014.
Chapman was transferred in May from the Attica Correctional Facility to the nearby Wende Correctional Facility. Both are maximum security.
Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. The musician, singer and songwriter was 40.
Read the 2012 Parole Board Decision:
Your instant offense of murder in the 2nd degree, wherein you shot and killed an innocent victim, an international music star. Your actions clearly demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life. Your record does not show any prior convictions. The panel notes your prison record of good conduct, program achievements, educational accomplishments, positive presentation remorse, risk and needs assessment, letters of support, significant opposition to your release and all other statutory factors were considered. However, parole shall not be granted for good conduct and program completions alone. Therefore, despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime.
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