John Lennon’s widow says Mark Chapman is still a threat

August 6th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI  

London, August 06 (ANI): John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono has opposed parole for his killer as she feels that he still remains a potential threat 30 years after the ex-Beatle’s murder.

Lennon’s widow said that she was trying to be “practical” in asking that Mark Chapman remain behind bars for shooting dead the pop star on December 8 1980, outside Lennon’s Manhattan apartment building.

Chapman, who has been repeatedly denied parole, is up for review again this month in New York State.

Ono said Chapman might be a danger to her, other family members and perhaps even himself.

She did not elaborate, reports the Daily Express.

At his last parole hearing, Chapman said he was ashamed and sorry for gunning down the former Beatle.

He told the parole board he understood the gravity of his actions and was a changed man.

Ono, 77, made her remarks at a meeting of the Television Critics Association, while discussing a new PBS documentary on Lennon’s family and artistic life in New York in the 1970s. (ANI)

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