Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon of the famous band ‘The Beatles’, will appeal 12 times to be freed.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison formed the group ‘The Beatles’ which took the world by storm in the 1960s and 70s.
It is no exaggeration to say that the band, which had millions of fans around the world, sold millions of albums and thus the musicians in this group were soaked in wealth.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon, a member of the group, was shot dead at 11:00 p.m. on his way home from his recording studio in New York City, aged 40.
Mark David Chapman, a native of Hawaii, who worked as a security guard, was arrested after the massacre that shook the world.
He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 1981 for the murder of John Lennon.
Chapman, who is now 67 years old, has sought his release 11 times since the end of his sentence in 2000 and lastly in August 2020.
Each time the court rejected his request and advised him to apply after two years, Chapman’s lawyers said they plan to apply again next week for the 12th time.
Chapman, who was arrested at the age of 25 in connection with Lennon’s murder, said, “Encouraging Lennon not to live for money but to live for others, Lennon lived a luxurious life with the proceeds of his music albums bought by innocent people.
“I killed him to teach him a lesson who survived by deceiving people,” he had said then.