Lennon Killer Denied Bail Again – Yay!

Note the fitting byline for this AP story, Attica State Prison, N.Y.

Aug 12th, 2008 | ATTICA, N.Y. — John Lennon’s Killer denied parole for a fifth time.

The jerk who killed John Lennon, who is currently housed at New York’s Attica Correctional Facility, will stay there for at least two more years in connection with his tragic act of assassinating one of my all-time heroes in cold blood outside New York’s Dakota Apartments in the long, cold winter of 1980. According to the AP story, he’d become “eligible for parole” after serving the first 20 years of his life sentence.

But on Tuesday, Attica parole board members said that it “would not be in the best interest of the community” to release (you know his name, look up his prison number) despite his, “clean disciplinary record since 1994”

But forget about that jerk, let’s just celebrate Lennon.

And getting back to Attica for a minute, here’s a clip of John performing “Imagine”on acoustic guitar at the Attica State Benefit Concert, at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in 1971.

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