Where Were You When John Lennon Was Shot?

Do you know where you were when John Lennon was shot? I remember it like it was yesterday. I was out with a friend at a pub in Caldwell, NJ. We had to call it a night pretty early because the next day was a work day. I flipped on the radio on Route 80 east bound in NJ and heard the John Lennon song "Imagine." After the song came the very shocking, sad news. The details of some events never leave you and this was one of them.

Here's a article on John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman who was denied parole for the tenth time.


ohn Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for a tenth time, Reuters reports. Chapman shot and killed Lennon outside the Dakota apartment building as the artist was returning home with his wife Yoko Ono after an evening recording session on December 8, 1980. Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1981.

"The panel has determined that your release would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of society," the state Board of Parole told Chapman in a letter. The parole board's statement was similar to the one Chapman was provided when his request was last rejected in 2016 and a nearly identical reason was given in 2014.

Chapman is currently serving 20 years to life and has been held at maximum security prison Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York since 2012, when he was transferred there from Attica. Chapman is next eligible for parole in 2020