Chapman will remain in prison for at least another two years

John Lennon‘s killer Mark Chapman has been denied parole, it has been confirmed.

The 55-year-old, who shot Lennon in New York in December 1980, had applied for parole for the sixth time, but was denied following a video interview with a parole panel, reports BBC News.

The New York state parole board said that Chapman‘s “disregard” for human life relating to the 1980 incident was a major factor behind the decision.

“This premeditated, senseless and selfish act of tragic consequence… leads to the conclusion that your discretionary release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community.”

In August, Yoko Ono made a plea against giving Chapman parole.

Chapman is next eligible for a parole hearing in August 2012.