John Lennon's killer denied parole for 5th time

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for a fifth time.

Mark David Chapman will remain in New York's Attica Correctional Facility for at least two more years for gunning down the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980. He became eligible for parole after serving 20 years of a maximum life sentence.

In a one-page decision issued after Chapman's appearance Tuesday, parole board members say that Chapman has had a clean disciplinary record since 1994 but his release "would not be in the best interest of the community."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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