The review board calls the release of the killer as ‘inappropriate’ and ‘incompatible with the welfare of the community’. Chapman, now 55, shot dead Lennon in the year 1980. Since 2000, Chapman is legally eligible for parole after he completed the first half of his 20 years life sentence term.
Chapman shot the singer four times, outside Lenon’s home in Manhattan in the presence of his wife, Yoko Ono. He was sentenced to jail in August 1981 for committing second-degree murder.
Chapman’s parole denial is indeed a good news for Ono, because she feels that Chapman’s release is a big threat to her life as well as the lives of her family.