Mark Chapman will be able to apply again in two years...

John Lennon ‘s killer MARK CHAPMAN has been refused parole for the second time.

Chapman, who was turned down in his appeal for parole two years ago, is serving 20 years to life in Attica prison near New York.

He was imprisoned after pleading guilty to shooting the The Beatles legend dead outside his New York apartment, the Dakota, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on December 8 1980.

Officials at the New York State parole board turned down his request for release. Today would have been John Lennon‘s 62nd birthday.

It is considered extremely unlikely that Chapman will ever be freed. In 2000, Lawyer Robert Gangi of the Correctional Association Of New York said: “The fact that it was [a][/a]…eliminates any hope for even a slim chance for Chapman being released.”

He will be eligible to apply again in two years.