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    Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:58:10

    Mark David Chapman Says He Killed John Lennon Because He Wasn't Thinking Clearly - That's the understatement of the century

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    Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon in December 1981, has finally spoken of the reasons that led him to gun down the unsuspecting Lennon in cold blood in New York City. The BBC reports that Chapman spoke at his parole hearing, the parole of which was consequently denied last week, about what motivated him to kill Lennon.

    In a published transcript of the interview, 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."

    That's the understatement of the century - that he wasn't thinking clearly. America and Britain lost an icon; Chapman became infamous for being crazy. Essentially, he did it for the fame. He took a gamble and lost. But Lennon lost even more.

    What do you think of Chapman's statements regarding his actions?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.21.10




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