AceShowbiz - Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon, has been denied parole for a 10th time.
Chapman appeared before a parole board in New York on Thursday, August 23 and was told he'll be spending at least another two years behind bars - before he will be up for parole again.
Explaining their decision to the murderer, the board members said, "You admittedly carefully planned and executed the murder of a world-famous person for no reason other than to gain notoriety," according to TMZ.
"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-renowned 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 was sentenced to serve 20 years to life after pleading guilty to second degree murder.
He killed Lennon in front of the Imagine singer's Manhattan, New York apartment building in 1980.