devils best friend denied parole!

from CNN:
New York (CNN) -- Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, was denied parole for the sixth time Tuesday, according to the New York State Division of Parole.

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."

Chapman's latest request for freedom comes just months short of the 30th anniversary of the death of the former member of the Beatles.

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.

Chapman, 55, is serving a sentence of 20 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Lennon outside Lennon's New York City apartment on December 8, 1980.

He has served 29 years of his sentence at the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility, where he is held in a building with other prisoners who are not considered to pose a threat to him, according to officials with the state Department of Correctional Services.

He has his own prison cell but spends most of his day outside the cell working on housekeeping and in the library, the officials said.

For the past 20 years he has been allowed conjugal visits with his wife, Gloria.

The visits are part of a state program called "family reunion" that allows inmates to spend up to 44 hours at a time with family members in a special setting. Inmates must meet certain criteria to receive the privilege.

Chapman has not had an infraction since 1994, said Erik Kriss, spokesman for the Department of Corrections said last month.

"He goes about his business, doing his prison job and without any fanfare," Kriss said.

Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, in previous years has submitted a letter requesting that parole be denied.

Chapman is next eligible for a parole interview in August 2012

heres the link, but there is a photo of MDC right next to john, some I know got upset by that: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/07/new.york.chapman.parole.hearing/...

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mo: Theres no way that this bastard should ever be let out.

thewastelandr: Sad.

the_thina at 10:12 am September 08

how do you mean? I for one is happy he was not let out. for one thing, the day that would have been johns 70th birtday is comming up next month.
+ if he was let out, I think yoko, sean and julian would not maybe be afraid that he would hurt them, but afraid that someone will hurt HIM.
and sooner and later someone WILL find him and kill him.
then another life will be lost and another person in prison bacause of the mental illness he had 30 years ago

thewastelandr at 2:39 pm September 08

I mean the whole story is sad. I just don't understand what could possess someone to kill someone else like that. I don't think he is sane.

mrsCutout at 2:37 pm September 08

I think that's true.And maby that's the reason they insist on him not getting free.People just don't like him out there.Plus he's mental.

Lvndr HppE: Yeah, I read that. Very glad that hes not out. He can just rot in jail. I know that sounds mean, but . . .

the_thina at 10:13 am September 08

well, read the comment I just wrote to wastelandr. that is my general oppinoin. I think he is safer in jail