Yoko Lennon Opposed To Parole For Killer

August 8th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

yoko August 8, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon voiced her apprehensions as she vehemently opposed the decision of granting parole to his killer.

She said that Mark David Chapman, the assassin is still a potential threat for her as well as her family. He may be a potential threat to himself as well, she added. She was speaking at a meeting of the Television Critics Association last Thursday. She had been there to discuss about a new documentary on Lennon’s life in New York which will be aired on PBS this winter.

John Lennon, one of the legendary Beatles singer had been fatally wounded by Chapman on the 8th of December, 1970. The incident took place just outside Lennon’s Manhattan home. Chapman had been denied parole repeatedly since he had been convicted of the crime. His parole will be up for a review again this month. But Yoko remains opposed to the idea even after three decades.

Chapman had expressed his regret for killing the pop singer at his last hearing. He said that he now understood the seriousness of his offence and has was a changed man now.

The series, “LennonNYC”, is to be a part of the American Masters TV series which will feature a number of rare studio recordings, outtakes as well as home movies of John Lennon. Susan Lacy, the producer said that Yoko had provided access to the materials and will be interviewed as part of the documentary.

John Lennon would have turned 70 this year, had he lived.

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