Though it came as no surprise, Mark David Chapman -- the man convicted of murdering John Lennon in 1980 -- was denied parole for a seventh time on Thursday (August 23). After a hearing the previous day, the New York State Department of Corrections advised Chapman that, "Despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime." Chapman will, however, be allowed a 48-hour stay with relatives once a year in a trailer located at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, where he was moved in May after spending 30 years in the Attica Correctional Facility. Chapman is allowed to request parole every two years. Chapman can apply for parole again in 2014.