John Lennon's killer denied parole for eighth time

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the eighth time.

A mugshot of Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon. Credit: Reuters

Mark David Chapman, 59, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

A three-member parole board denied Chapman's release at a hearing on Wednesday.

Chapman shot Lennon four times outside the former Beatle's Manhattan apartment building in December 1980.

He can apply again for parole in two years time.