Lennon’s killer up for parole again in NY

SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012

ALDEN, N.Y. – John Lennon’s killer, who is up for parole for the seventh time, could have a parole hearing as early as Tuesday, New York state officials say.

New York Department of Corrections spokeswoman Linda Foglia said Mark David Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by the parole board this week. They could make a decision by Thursday or Friday.

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.

Chapman was transferred in May from the Attica Correctional Facility to the Wende Correctional Facility. Both are maximum security. The prison system doesn’t disclose why inmates are transferred.

Chapman was denied parole for the sixth time in September 2010.


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