Posted: Sep 7, 2010 4:27 PM by Melissa Canone
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York parole board has decided not to
release Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed former
Beatle John Lennon nearly 30 years ago.
The board made the decision after interviewing him today by
teleconference at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New
After the decision, the board wrote to Chapman, saying it
remains concerned about the "disregard" he had shown "for the
norms of our society and the sanctity of human life."
It said his release would be "incompatible with the welfare of
This was Chapman's sixth appearance before the board. He'll be
eligible again in two years.
Among those who have opposed his release is Lennon's widow, Yoko
Ono, who said last month that she believed Chapman is a potential
threat to her family and perhaps himself.