this day in crime history: december 8, 1980

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On this date in 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment building in New York City by a pathetic loser named Mark David Chapman. Chapman was arrested and charged with second degree murder. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. He first came up for parole in 2000. His parole was denied. He has been denied at every subsequent parole hearing. He is eligible again in August 2016.

Further reading:

Crime Museum – The Murder of John Lennon

Wikipedia – Death of John Lennon

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3 thoughts on “this day in crime history: december 8, 1980

  1. John D.:
    Wifey was watching a history channel program that documented the life of Chapman and the events leading up to the shooting (as well as the aftermath).
    He should have NOT gotten 2nd degree murder…this was with INTENT. and that should give him FIRST-degree murder.

    Stay safe out there.

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