New York Parole Board members Marc Coppola and Otis Cruse denied Chapman’s request to be freed because it would be “incompatible with the welfare and safety of society,” New York Post reported.
Chapman, 63, will continue serving his 20-years-to-life sentence in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.
He is eligible for parole again in 2020.
Chapman shot the legendary singer outside of his Manhattan apartment on December 8, 1980.
The felon told officers at the time of his arrest, “I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield from novel The Catcher in the Rye, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil.”
Chapman pled guilty to second-degree murder in 1981.
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