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New York rejects 11th parole bid of John Lennon's killer

New York rejects 11th parole bid of John Lennon's killer

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 27/08/2020

The man who cut short the life and music of rock superstar John Lennon with a burst of bullets nearly 40 years ago lost his 11th bid to be freed from a sentence that could keep him behind bars for the rest of his life.

A parole board denied a request for release from Mark David Chapman, who must wait two more years before he becomes eligible again.

65-year-old Chapman who has previously said that he long ago stopped being the troubled young man who shot one of the most famous people in the world to gain notoriety, is serving 20 years to life after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The assassination-style murder of Lennon, a founder of the Beatles stunned the music world.

[Source: Reuters]

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