Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon, was denied parole for the sixth consecutive time today. He became eligible for parole in 2000.
Thirty years ago Chapman shot five bullets at John Lennon outside of the legendary musician’s New York home. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison because of his actions. Recent rumor has it that Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, protested Chapman’s release, saying that Chapman was a danger to her and quite possibly himself.
As hard as it is for, well, pretty much anyone to cut Chapman any slack or forgive him for what he did, something tells me that John Lennon himself, if he was alive, would probably be the first one to welcome Chapman back from prison. Lennon was, apparently, just that forgiving and loving of a guy.