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Today in crime history: Mark David Chapman murders John Lennon

On December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman opened fire outside the Dakota, killing rock-n-roll icon John Lennon and ending an era.

Mark David Chapman Denied Parole for 7th Time

On August 22, 2012, corrections officials announced, a three-member parole board denied parole to Mark David Chapman, 57, who is currently in prison for the 1980 shooting murder of former Beetle John Lennon. This was Chapman’s seventh time before the parole board; he will not be eligible again for at least another two years.

Man Who Killed John Lennon Up for Parole

Mark David Chapman, 57, will face the parole board for the seventh time since shooting the former Beatle in cold blood on December 8, 1980.

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