John Lennon killer Chapman denied parole in NY

This 1975 file photo shows Mark David Chapman as a member of a YMCA group at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Chapman, who was convicted of shooting former Beatle John Lennon in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980, was denied parole for the fifth time Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. He became eligible for parole at New York's Attica Correctional Facility after serving 20 years of a maximum life sentence. (AP Photo)

September 7, 2010 11:17:12 AM PDT
John Lennon's killer has again been denied parole, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the singer's New York City apartment building.

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.