John Lennon's Killer Apologises For Being "An Idiot" Admitting He "Chose The Wrong Way For Glory" 6 years ago

John Lennon's Killer Apologises For Being "An Idiot" Admitting He "Chose The Wrong Way For Glory"

Mark David Chapman, the man responsible for the murder of John Lennon, has branded his actions idiotic.

Chapman, who was imprisoned for killing the former Beatles star almost 34 years ago, apologised for being “an idiot”.

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According to Sky News, Chapman made the admission in a transcript from a parole hearing last week, his eighth attempt at parole since being sentenced.

Chapman revealed he still receives letters about the “pain” he caused from Beatles fans.

"I am sorry for causing that type of pain,” he told the hearing, “I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory".

The panel, consisting of just three members, denied Chapman’s plea, stating his release would "so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law".

Mark David Chapman is seen in this undated New York State Department of Corrections handout photo

Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, after firing five shots at Lennon outside his apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side on December 8th in 1980 and received life in prison 1981.

"Many, many people loved him. He was a great and talented man and they are still hurting," the 59-year-old said.

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"I get letters so that's a major factor. It's not a regular crime."

Chapman must now wait two years before he can appeal for parole again.