A parole board on Tuesday denied Mark David Chapman his freedom after an interview at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
It was Chapman's sixth appearance before the parole board since becoming eligible for release in 2000. He's eligible again in 2012.
Chapman had been scheduled to appear last month, but the hearing was postponed by parole officials. They said at the time they were awaiting additional information.
Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for shooting Lennon four times in December 1980.