Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon outside
his Central Park West apartment on Dec. 8, 1980, is fighting to be released.
And using some twisted logic, he's claiming that Lennon would want him to be freed as well.
Chapman told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that he felt the ex-Beatle would support him --
"I think he would be liberal; I think he would care. I think he would probably want to see me released."
But Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, has a very different take.
The New York Post reported yesterday that Ono sent a "heartfelt" letter
to the parole board pleading that the murderer remain behind bars. She has a right to be concerned as Chapman has said he's dreamt of visiting her Manhattan residence many times.
As for Chapman, his logic for being released consists of the fact that he's now a born-again Christian, and that his father was mean to him as a child. His first parole hearing is set for October 3.
Source: Wall of Sound News