Mark David Chapman, the deranged fan who shot and killed ex-Beatle John Lennon outside of his New York City apartment in 1980, was just denied parole for the 6th time. Chapman is on his 29th year of a life sentence, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving prison any time soon. It’s been said that he’s actually safer in prison, than out on the mean streets filled with rabid Beatles fans. I suppose you can’t just murder one of the most famous and beloved musicians in the world and expect to not have enemies.
According to CNN, Chapman has been in prison more-than-half-his-life. It seems like a pretty cushy gig, too.
He has his own prison cell but spends most of his day outside the cell working on housekeeping and in the library.
Geez, does he watch The View, too? I thought prison was supposed be awful. This guy is living the good life. Especially since, and you might want to sit down for this, for the past 20 years he has been allowed conjugal visits with his wife, Gloria.
I don’t know what’s more disturbing: the fact that a man responsible for the murder of such a great artist gets nookie in his cell, or that someone ACTUALLY MARRIED THIS GUY.
He’ll be up for parole again in 2012.