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Lennon's killer denied parole

John Lennon's killer has again been denied parole, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the singer's New York City apartment building.

John Lennon's killer has again been denied parole, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the singer's New York City apartment building.

On Tuesday, a parole board denied Mark David Chapman his freedom after an interview at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

It was Chapman's sixth appearance before the parole board since becoming eligible for release in 2000. He's eligible again in 2012.

Chapman had been scheduled to appear last month, but the hearing was postponed by parole officials. They said at the time they were awaiting additional information.

Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for shooting Lennon four times in December 1980.

Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has repeatedly appealed to the parole board not to release him, saying it would be a danger for her and for Lennon's sons, and for Chapman himself, who is hated by the musician's fans. 

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