The man who shot and killed John Lennon has just been denied parole once again.
Mark David Chapman went before a parole board in New York Thursday, and they came to the decision to keep him behind bars for at least 2 more years, thats when he will be eligible for parole again.
The board explained its decision to Chapman saying ... "You admittedly carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than to gain notoriety."
The board added ... "While no one person's life is any more valuable than another's life, the fact that you chose someone who was not only a world renown person and beloved by millions, regardless of the pain and suffering you would cause to his family, friends and so many others, you demonstrated a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life and the pain and suffering of others."
Chapman later admitted to planning the killing because he wanted to be famous. He had been denied parole 9 times since December 2000.