Mark David Chapman

(Peter Bird) #1

Yesterday the 8 december was the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. His killer, Mark David Chapman comes up for parole next year after having a previous request refused last year.

The simple question is, should he be paroled after having served the requisite term or should he be released if the Parole Board no longer considers him a threat to society ?

The 'fear' is he won't last long if/when released...

(Hilary Jane Dunk) #2

The title of this (and this is the first time I've heard this ) horribly ironic....

(Hilary Jane Dunk) #3

Ah !.....Psychopaths..where would we be without them ?

brings back memories , an accoustic version....

(Sy Hughes) #4

He has had his parole refused every 2 years since 2000, this time won’t be any different.

(Brian Milne) #5

The indicators at the time were that he was not 'normal'. For instance, he had no actual motive for killing Lennon. So the 30 years in hokey will have done little to give him a place in 'normal' society as a 'normal' citizen. Ultimately, there is no answer, perhaps 'Let it be...'.

(Peter Bird) #6

Maybe the US Govt will need to give him a new identity ?

Bet he's thinking "Don't Let Me Down'...

(Chris Kite) #7

Someone's bound to ask him ' How do you sleep'...

You are right though,he may prefer that his parole request is refused.

(Peter Bird) #8

I 'Imagine' you may be right Chris.

He will need some 'Help' cos' he will be a 'Nowhere Man' who may be 'Crippled Inside'...

It's no secret that dozens will be waiting for retribution to avenge the death of their hero.

(Chris Kite) #9

Somebody might decide to dish out some ‘Instant Karma’…