Mark David Chapman is in prison for the 1980 murder of former Beatle John Lennon.
Last week Chapman was denied parole for the seventh time. He is incarcerated at Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.
Photo of John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in 1980, the year Lennon was murdered.
Mark David Chapman at the time of his arrest in 1980 at age 25.
Chapman in 2012 at age 57.
During his parole hearing Chapman retold chilling details of the December 8, 1980 murder.
Chapman said he decided to kill Lennon “because he was very famous.”
He also considered targeting television host Johnny Carson and actor George C. Scott but Lennon was more famous, Chapman said.
He insisted he had no anger toward Lennon and if Lennon would have been less famous than the others on the list, he would not have been shot.
That's about as cold blooded as one can get!