Lennon killer parole plan revealed
on 29/08/2012 19:34:42
Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the seventh time last week, and a transcript of the hearing was released today. The 57-year-old can try again in two years.
Chapman shot Lennon outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived in December 1980. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
The parole board noted his positive efforts while in jail but said releasing him would trivialise the killing.
The former security guard from Hawaii said his motivation for the killing was instant notoriety.