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 2018.

Further reading:

Crime Museum – The Murder of John Lennon

Wikipedia – Death of John Lennon

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

  1. I remember it well. When someone told me he’d been shot, my first thought was, “Did he finally tell Yoko she’s ugly?” (Yes, I’m a bad person.)
    And, August 2016 is so last year.

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  2. John D.:
    Weird how we can recall where we were when this came over the news.
    Any bets that he keeps getting denied parole?
    (good money says he’ll rot his ass in jail until he croaks.

    Stay safe out there.

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