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Seventh time’s not the charm as JOHN LENNON slayer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN denied parole AGAIN.
New York corrections officials said NO WAY to Chapman, 57, denying parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said Thursday.
Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Dakota Hotel, the Manhattan apartment building where the ex- Beatle, 40, resided with his wife Yoko Ono.
Chapman was tried and sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
"Despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime," Corrections board member Sally Thompson wrote.
At Chapman’s previous hearing, he told the parole board that he had wanted to shoot Tonight Show host Johnny Carson or Elizabeth Taylor instead.
Chapman claimed he chose Lennon because the ex-Beatle was more accessible, that the Dakota, a century-old Upper West Side apartment building by Central Park "wasn't quite as cloistered."
Chapman spat off five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, hitting Lennon four times before his terror stricken wife Yoko Ono, and eyewitnesses.
"I felt that by killing John Lennon I would become somebody and instead of that I became a murderer and murderers are not somebodies," Chapman told the board on his prior attempt.
Chapman can try again for parole in two years – good luck with THAT.