The man who slaughtered John Lennon three decades ago is still too crazy to walk free! Mark David Chapman faced a three-member parole panel, The National ENQUIRER has learned, but he was denied.
Chapman’s latest parole request was the ninth time the killer was denied.
Though Chapman has maintained a clean prison record since 1994, the parole board has not granted him parole out of fear that releasing him would “undermine respect for the law,” The Daily News reported.
Chapman infamously approached Lennon on December 8, 1980, outside the musician’s Dakota apartment building. After stalking the former Beatle for hours, the then 25-year-old Chapman waited until Lennon returned home from the recording studio, dropped into a combat stance and fired multiple shots, aiming at Lennon’s back.
RadarOnline.com previously reported that Chapman was in a deep depression at the time and admitted he had “extremely selfish motives” for killing Lennon.
And The ENQUIRER learned that Chapman had begged the devil to help kill Lennon and heard a voice in his head telling him to, “Do it! Do it!”
Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison and is currently being held at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York..
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, had written a letter strongly opposing Chapman’s release. The Daily News reported that 83-year-old Ono feared for her safety and that of her husband’s two son, Sean and Julian.
Chapman still receives conjugal from his wife Gloria Hiroko Chapman, who he married over a year before the murder.
Lennon was only 40 years old when he was killed.