Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon, was recently turned down for release by a parole board. Transcripts from that hearing were released on Monday.
During the August hearing, Chapman admitted that there was "evil in my heart" and he said "I am not going to blame anything else or anybody else for bringing me there. I knew what I was doing, and I knew it was evil, I knew it was wrong, but I wanted the fame so much that I was willing to give everything and take a human life."
The 67-year-old Chapman added, “I hurt a lot of people all over the place, and if somebody wants to hate me, that’s OK, I get it.”
Denying his parole, the board cited Chapman’s “selfish disregard for human life of global consequence.” This was the twelfth time that Chapman's parole has been denied. He is currently serving a 20-years-to-life sentence at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Beekman, New York.
His next appearance in front of the parole board is expected to be in February 2024.
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