John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole

John Lennon’s killer will remain in prison for at least two more years after being denied parole Tuesday because of the “extreme malicious intent” he showed in gunning down the former Beatle in 1980.

Mark David Chapman, 49, was notified of the decision late Tuesday after appearing before a three-member panel earlier in the day.

“During the interview your statement for motivation acknowledges the attention you felt this murder would generate,” the board wrote in its single-page decision. “Although proven true, such rationale is bizarre and morally corrupt.”

It was Chapman’s third bid for freedom. He was denied parole in 2000 and again in 2002, on what would have been Lennon’s 62nd birthday.

The latest denial “is based on the extreme malicious intent you exhibited (when) you fired a handgun multiple times, striking your victim

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