Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon back in 1980 is currently locked up inside Green Haven Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Upstate New York - hoping one day to be a free man.
"I assassinated him ... because he was very, very, very famous and that’s the only reason and I was very, very, very, very much seeking self-glory." -Mark David Chapman on why he killed John Lennon
Back In 2000, according to sources, Chapman became eligible for parole, and every few years the subject comes up - and each time, he's been denied.
The murder took place outside of John Lennon's apartment in NYC back in 1980.
On the night of December 8th, Mark David Chapman, 67, shot and killed John Lennon outside of his Manhatten apartment in 1980, as the Beetles frontman and Yoko Ono were returning from an album release party earlier in the day.
In a cruel twist of fate, sources report that hours before the murder took place, Lennon had actually signed an autograph for Chapman during the album release of “Double Fantasy,” earlier that day.
Board in Albany makes ruling on Mark David Chapman: No Parole for You!
Throughout the years, it's been reported that Chapman has expressed remorse for the slaying, even calling his own actions "despicable" back in 2020.
On Monday, according to a report in Rolling Stone Magazine, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said, “Following an interview with the Board of Parole on August 31, 2022, Mr. Chapman was denied release with a hold of 18 months. His next appearance date is scheduled for February 2024.”
It's the 12th time that Chapman’s attempt at parole has been denied.
TLC show 'American Chopper' Orange County Choppers Headquarters in Newburgh Abandoned & For Sale
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
In 2003, a father-son business reality show hit the Discovery Channel. It was called American Chopper and it followed the custom motorcycle building business of the Teutul family out of Newburgh, NY. Paul Sr. owned the shop with sons Paul Jr and Mikey working in the business. There was a slew of cast and characters. The center of the show wasn't just the amazing custom motorcycles built for celebrities and others, it was the volatile relationship between Sr. and Jr. The show ran for 12 seasons before the two could no longer get along. It ended up in lawsuits and the two not talking for ten plus years. In the past few years, the business moved to Florida. This left the 61,000-square-foot headquarters for sale and abandoned. Take a look at what remains of Ocean County Choppers.
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