AceShowbiz - John Lennon's killer will be hoping the 10th time is the charm as he prepares to seek parole once again next month.
Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed the Beatles legend outside his Dakota Building home in New York in December, 1980, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1981 and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
He has had his previous nine bids for freedom rejected by officials on a state parole board, with his last appeal taking place in 2016.
The Wende Correctional Facility inmate will try his luck with parole officials yet again in late August, reports the New York Daily News.
Chapman, now 63, has had a clean prison record since 1994, but his release has always been opposed by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who sends a letter to board officials asking them to keep the killer locked up every time he becomes eligible for parole.