He was sentenced to ’20 years to life’ in prison nearly 30 years ago, for the murder of [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm]. And thank goodness, for the 6th time since then, Mark David Chapman was once again denied parole.
According to CNN, a three-member panel of parole board commissioners conducted a video conference interview with Chapman from their offices in Rochester. In their written comments, the commissioners told Chapman they had concerns “about the disregard you displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life.” After considering the action he took in 1980, they concluded Chapman’s “discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community.”
The last time Chapman was up for parole, in 2008, the New York State Division of Parole issued a release saying his request was denied “due to concern for the public safety and welfare.” He also was denied parole in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
Do you think he should EVER be paroled?