It’s been almost 30 years since the beautiful [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] member, [lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] was shot in cold blood by murderer, Mark Chapman. No one could definitively say why Chapman murdered Lennon; not that the motives behind anything so vicious and unreasonable could ever matter. But now Chapman is telling the world why he decided to kill Lennon in an interview with the BBC.
Housed at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, Chapman was recently denied parole for the sixth time last week, but before he was denied the parole board asked him the reasoning behind his murderous tendencies. Chapman said:
I wasn’t thinking clearly. I made a horrible decision to end another human being’s life, for reasons of selfishness. I felt that by killing John Lennon I would become somebody and instead of that I became a murderer and murderers are not somebodies.
The jailhouse porter and law library clerk explained that he had intended on targeting US talk show host Johnny Carson and screen star Elizabeth Taylor.
While all of this still sounds horrible, Chapman believe that he deserves to be let free has the compassion of one of the judges and as he has found Jesus. Speaking of his new religious devotion, Chapman says:
I know him, he is with me, he is with me now, he is helping me speak to you now. Without him I am nothing, I would have been an even bigger nobody.
- What do you think? Does Chapman sound like he has atoned for the murder of John Lennon? Should he be let out on parole? Let us know in the comments!