32 years ago, Mark David Chapman shot five hollow-point bullets at John Lennon, ending the life of the former Beatle almost instantly. Mark’s been incarcerated since pleading guilty to the murder and has been behind bars ever since. Though it’s pretty much a formality, since the year 2000 Mark’s been up for parole every two years. And yes, the 57 year-old delusional dipshit has been denied every time.
This year it was time for his bi-yearly denial, and once again his release was shot down. He has been a good boy according to the parole board, but releasing a murderer, especially one that kills people with guns, isn’t going to fly right now. He has been granted an annual “family reunion”, where he’s given 48 hours in a prison trailer, without cameras or guards, to hang with his loved ones.
Yoko Ono said in a letter to the parole board, "If it is at all possible, I would like us not to create a situation which may bring further madness and tragedy to the world." She was of course referring to Mark David, not her shitty music.