There is no justification. I did it for the sake of fame, Chapman said
John Lennon’s killer apologized to widow Yoko Ono, saying that what he did was “disgusting” and deserved the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Mark David Chapman, 65, was denied parole at a hearing in New York. According to the transcript, officials rejected the request for release because it would be “incompatible with the welfare of society.”
In December 1980, when he was 25, Chapman shot four times in Manhattan at the singer and frontman of the “Beatles”, next to whom was Yoko Ono.
– I want to repeat that I am sorry for what I did. There is no justification. I did it for the sake of fame. “I think it is the worst crime that can be done to someone who is completely innocent,” Chapman said.
– I want to emphasize that it was a very selfish act. He was extremely famous and the only reason I did it was because I wanted fame for myself. I’m sorry for the pain I caused her (Ono). I think about it all the time