John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the 11th time.
Now 65, Chapman has been in jail since 1980 for murdering Lennon outside of Dakota on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Details of Wednesday’s hearing have not yet been released, aside from the fact that he was denied release.
He is still being held at the Wende Correctional Center near Buffalo, New York.
Mark David Chapman, seen at left in a 2018 photo, has been denied parole for the 11th time. He murdered John Lennon in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, outside the Dakota in Manhattan in 1980
Yoko Ono had previously opposed her release, saying there was still a risk for her and her two sons with Lennon. It is not known if she wrote to the parole board this year, as she has done in the past.
In 2018, the parole board said Chapman himself was safer in prison than outside, where someone might want to kill him for his notoriety or to avenge Lennon.
Chapman will then be eligible for parole in 2022.
Chapman was 25 when he shot Lennon outside the building on December 8.
He was angry at the time about the immense fame the former Beatle had amassed, he later said.
Chapman in 1980, when he was 25. He shot Lennon, he said, because he was mad at his fame
Chapman waited outside Dakota for Lennon for about five hours after signing his album
The luxury apartment building on West 72nd Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Chapman trial in 1980, where he pleaded guilty.
Yoko Ono with one of her two sons with Lennon, Sean. She once wrote to the parole board asking them not to release Chapman
On the day of the murder, he went to Dakota in the afternoon and asked Lennon to sign an album for him.
He forced her then got into his limo to go to the recording studio.
When Lennon returned to the building with Yoko around 10:30 p.m. that night, Chapman was still there.
He shot him four times in the back and shoulder. Lennon was pronounced dead in hospital an hour later.
When the police arrived to arrest Chapman, he was leafing through pages of The Catcher in the Rye.
At trial, he rejected his attorney’s attempts to enter a plea of insanity and instead pleaded guilty.
He was first eligible for parole in 2000.
In prison, he is kept in solitary confinement against his will to protect him from other inmates.
He works as an administrative clerk and is only allowed out of his cell for three hours a day.
Chapman is shown (left) in 2010 and (right) in 2012. He dismissed an insanity plea in 1980, pleading instead guilty. He now says he found Jesus