Aug 28, 2014 16:48 Parole denied for Lennon’s killer Parole denied for Lennon’s killer Associated Press file photo -- John Lennon, undated file photo BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 28, 2014 Comments NEW YORK (AP) — A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon’s killer. It’s the eighth time 59-year-old Mark David Chapman has been denied parole. New York corrections officials announced the decision Friday. They say a three-member board denied Chapman’s parole after a hearing Wednesday. Chapman shot Lennon outside the former Beatle’s Manhattan apartment building in December 1980. The musician, singer and songwriter was 40. Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1981 and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.