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John Lennon killer Mark Chapman denied parole in US

23 August 2012 Last updated at 17:26 BST

Authorities in New York have denied parole to the man who shot dead musician John Lennon in 1980 - for the seventh time.

Mark Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in 1981 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Chapman, now 57, shot Lennon four times outside a Manhattan apartment block. He can reapply for parole in two years.

The BBC's Jane Little has more details.