Mark David Chapman

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"“Lone nut”"
Person.png Mark David Chapman  Rdf-icon.png
Mark David Chapman.jpg
Born 10 May 1955
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Criminal status
Incarcerated at Wende Correctional Facility
Parents • David Curtis Chapman
• Diane Elizabeth Chapman
Spouse Gloria Hiroko Abe
Criminal convictions
Second degree murder of John Lennon
Supposed perpetrator of John Lennon/Assassination
The convicted but probable controlled patsy killer of John Lennon.

Mark David Chapman (born 10 May 1955) was convicted for the murder of John Lennon on 8 December 1980. The court found that Chapman fired 5 shots at Lennon outside The Dakota apartment building in New York City, hitting him four times in his back. Jose Sanjenis Perdomo, the doorman of the Dakota and key organiser of Operation 40 spoke to Chapman after the shots were fired, but before the police arrived. Chapman remained at the scene reading J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye until the police arrived and arrested him. Chapman repeatedly said that the novel was his statement. Some commentators remain skeptical about this verdict.[1]


Event Witnessed

John Lennon/Assassination8 December 1980The Dakota
New York


  1. Who really killed John Lennon? by Steve Lightfoot

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