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Man who shot John Lennon sorry for being 'an idiot'

Man who shot John Lennon sorry for being 'an idiot'

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --The man who killed John Lennon was denied parole for the eighth time after he said he was sorry for being "such an idiot" for seeking notoriety.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Ono tweets photo of bloody Lennon specs with anti-gun message

Ono tweets photo of bloody Lennon specs with anti-gun message

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Artist-activist Yoko Ono has tweeted a photo of the glasses her husband, music icon John Lennon, was wearing when he was shot and killed in New York in 1980.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 10, 2012.
By United Press International
Lennon's killer denied parole again

Lennon's killer denied parole again

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, convicted of killing John Lennon in front of the former Beatle's New York City apartment, was denied parole Tuesday, officials said.
Report: Chapman's hearing postponed

Report: Chapman's hearing postponed

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The parole hearing scheduled this week for former Beatle John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman has been postponed in New York, sources told Sky News.
Killer of John Lennon makes parole bid

Killer of John Lennon makes parole bid

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The killer of former Beatle John Lennon will be considered for parole next month, 30 years after he shot and killed the famous musician, authorities said.
Chapman 'sorry' for slaying Lennon

Chapman 'sorry' for slaying Lennon

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, the U.S. assassin of legendary rocker John Lennon, says he's ashamed of the slaying and, at age 53, has repented.
John Lennon's killer rejected for parole

John Lennon's killer rejected for parole

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, who has spent more than two decades in a New York prison for killing John Lennon, has been turned down for parole again.

John Lennon's killer says he's remorseful

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The killer of Beatle John Lennon, Mark David Chapman, has told a New York parole board he was filled with remorse after shooting the musician in 1980.

John Lennon's killer denied parol

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for a fourth time and will remain imprisoned for at least two more years in Attica, N.Y.

Chapman film shoots outside Dakota

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Actor Jared Leto has packed on the pounds to play John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, in the movie "Chapter 27."

'Dateline NBC' recalls Lennon murder

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- John Lennon's killer says nothing could have stopped him from shooting the former Beatle to death in New York 25 years ago.

Mark David Chapman killed Lennon for fame

ATTICA, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, convicted in the 1980 shooting death of John Lennon, told New York parole officials he shot the ex-Beatle to "steal John Lennon's fame."

N.Y. denies parole of John Lennon's killer

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The New York State Parole Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to keep John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, in prison.
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Mark David Chapman
Mark David Chapman, the convicted murderer of musician John Lennon is seen here in this 1975 file photo.
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Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is an American prison inmate who murdered former Beatle John Lennon on December 8, 1980. He committed the murder as Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were outside their apartment in New York City. Chapman shot Lennon four times in the back, outside the Dakota apartment building. He remained at the scene until arrested by police, and pleaded guilty to the crime. He was sentenced to a prison term of 20 years to life and has been imprisoned at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York since 1981, having been denied parole five times. His applications for parole have been opposed by Ono.

Chapman has been widely associated with the book The Catcher in the Rye, which he carried with him at the time and claimed would explain his perspective. Various specific motivations have also been suggested. Chapman has since stated that what he did was wrong. There have been a number of interviews, books and films concerning Chapman and the murder of Lennon.

Chapman was born in Fort Worth, Texas. His father, David Curtis Chapman, was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, and his mother, Kathryn Elizabeth Pease, was a nurse. His younger sister, Susan, was born seven years later. He said that he lived in fear of his father as a child, who was physically abusive towards his wife and son. He also fantasized about having god-like power over a group of imaginary "little people".

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