John Lennon’s murderer reveals behind shooting.

By | September 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM

John Lennon’s killer  Mark Chapman  has explained why he fatally shot the former  Beatle in 1980.

Chapman, 55, who has been incarcerated at  Attica Correctional Facility in  New York state since being convicted of  Lennon’s murder in 1981, told the parole board about his reasons for the shooting, reports  BBC News.

“I wasn’t thinking clearly,”  Chapman  said, according to a published transcript of the interview. “I made a horrible decision to end another human being’s life, for reasons of selfishness.”

He added: “I felt that by killing  John Lennon I would become somebody and instead of that I became a murderer, and murderers are not somebodies.”

Chapman also told the parole board that he had drawn up a list of people he wanted to kill.  Lennon was top, with actress  Elizabeth Taylor and talk show host  Johnny Carson also included.

In prison,  Chapman works as a porter and a clerk in the law library. He was  denied parole for the sixth time earlier this month.

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