John Lennon's killer also considered Liz Taylor

Mark David Chapman, in parole hearing, calls killing ex-Beatle "a horrible decision." Panel denies to release him


Associated Press
September 17, 2010 1:35AM (UTC)

The man who fatally shot John Lennon outside his New York City apartment says he considered killing Johnny Carson and Elizabeth Taylor but the ex-Beatle was more accessible.

Mark David Chapman also says the bullets he used came from a former police officer friend.

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Chapman told a New York parole board earlier this month he borrowed $5,000 from his wife's father to pay for his trip from Hawaii to shoot Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980.

The details are in a transcript of his latest hearing released Thursday.

Chapman was denied parole after the Sept. 7 hearing, his sixth since becoming eligible in 2000. He will be up again in 2012.

Chapman told the panel killing Lennon was "a horrible decision." He said he thought killing someone famous would make him somebody but instead it only made him a murderer.


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