Mark David Chapman
Mark David Chapman
|Born||10 May 1955|
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
|Incarcerated at Wende Correctional Facility|
|Parents|| • David Curtis Chapman|
• Diane Elizabeth Chapman
|Spouse||Gloria Hiroko Abe|
|Second degree murder|
|Member of||World Vision|
|Supposed perpetrator of||John Lennon/Assassination|
The convicted but probable controlled patsy killer of John Lennon.
Mark David Chapman was convicted for the murder of John Lennon on 8 December 1980. The court found that Chapman fired 5 shots at Lennon outside The Dakota apartment building in New York City, hitting him four times in his back. Jose Sanjenis Perdomo, the doorman of the Dakota and key organiser of Operation 40 spoke to Chapman after the shots were fired, but before the police arrived. Chapman remained at the scene reading J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye until the police arrived and arrested him. Chapman repeatedly said that the novel was his statement. Some commentators remain skeptical about this verdict, and point to MK-Ultra.
In a 1992 interview Chapman tells his side of what happened on the day of Lennon's assassination. He stated that "I heard this voice - not an voice, but an inaudible voice - saying over and over, `Do it, do it, do it, do it. I guess that was me inside. And I pulled the .38 revolver out of my pocket, I went into what is called a combat stance, and I fired at his back 5 steady shots." When asked why he shot John Lennon, he stated that "I thought by killing him, I would acquire his fame."
Mark David Chapman has been denied parole over 10 times since his imprisonment.
|John Lennon/Assassination||New York|
|“Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident.” Jose Sanjenis Perdomo, the assassin who chose the staff of Operation 40, was the doorman of The Dakota hotel, a name not reported by commercially-controlled media at the time of the assassination.|