Posted by Jim Burger on Aug 22, 2012
Mark Chapman comes up for parole again this week. I don't suppose there are many folks rooting for him, and I can't imagine he has a chance of getting released, but who knows -- odder things have happened.
Apparently the guy gets a new parole hearing every two years, which sounds like a monumental waste of time to me. Shouldn't it be more like once every five or ten years?
At his last hearing, his statement in his own defense was: "I wasn't thinking clearly. I made a horrible decision to end another human being's life, for reasons of selfishness. I felt that by killing John Lennon I would become somebody and instead of that I became a murderer and murderers are not somebodies."
Does anyone find that convincing enough to put the guy back on the streets?