Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered Beatles legend John Lennon, was denied parole for the eighth time on Friday, according to the AP.

Chapman fired five shots at Lennon on December 8, 1980 outside of Lennon's Manhattan apartment.  Less than a year later, Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Since 2000, Chapman has been up for parole every two years.

The parole board wrote to the 59-year-old Chapman, "you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law...This victim had displayed kindness to you earlier in the day, and your actions have devastated a family and those who loved the victim."

The board is referencing the fact that hours before killing him, Chapman asked for Lennon's autograph.  Lennon agreed.