WATCH: This South African couple got engaged at an Adele concert in Spain and we’re freaking out!

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in South Africa for an international multi-sporting event named after him

Lennon killer wants to live with minister

2012-08-30 10:39
 
Albany - The man who killed ex-Beatle John Lennon says in his most recent parole bid that he hoped to live and work with an upstate New York minister if released.

Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the seventh time last week, and a transcript of the hearing was released on Wednesday. The 57-year-old can try again in two years.

Chapman shot Lennon in December 1980 outside the Manhattan apartment building where the former Beatle lived. He was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The parole board noted his positive efforts while in jail but said releasing him would trivialise the killing.

The former security guard from Hawaii said that his motivation for the killing was instant notoriety.

Read more on:    john lennon  |  celebrities

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Louis Tomlinson performed at soccer star Jamie Vardy's wedding after being tipped to star in a movie about the sportman's life. Read More »

Ryan Tedder has revealed how he wound up writing for Adele's 25 LP. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.