John Lennon Mark David Chapman

John Lennon‘s murderer has seen his ninth parole hearing end the same way the previous eight did: with his request for freedom denied.

The New York Daily News reports that Mark David Chapman, who shot Lennon to death on Dec. 8, 1980, and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years to life, will remain in prison for at least another two years after his latest meeting with the three-member parole panel.

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