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Yoko Ono opposing new parole plea for John Lennon's killer

Mark Chapman is serving 20 years to life for murdering the Beatle in 1980

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Yoko Ono has written to the parole board at Attica prison in New York opposing the possible release of John Lennon's killer Mark Chapman.

Chapman is scheduled to be interviewed by the board next week (beginning August 9) in regards to gaining parole. He is serving 20 years to life for fatally shooting the Beatle outside his New York home in December 1980.

Ono's lawyer Peter Shukat confirmed that a letter had been sent to the board, but refused to say whether it was the same one she has routinely submitted every two years since 2000, when Chapman first became eligible for parole, reports the New York Daily News.

"Her position has not changed," said Shukat.

Chapman, who is 55, has had a clean prison record since 1994. He has been denied parole five times previously.

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