Mark David Chapman, the man who shot 32 years ago, was denied parole on Thursday, August 23, New York State's Department of Corrections said. It marked the seventh time he asked to be released on parole and was turned down each time. He first presented his request in 2000 and has since repeated it every two years.
The parole board explained, "The panel notes your prison record of good conduct, program achievements, educational accomplishments, positive presentation remorse, risk and needs assessment, letters of support, significant opposition to your release and all other statutory factors were considered. However, parole shall not be granted for good conduct and program completions alone."