Though I'd like to think that any innocent truck driver shot down in the same way would have the same consideration, same for his loved ones, Chapman's whole - being famous for killing someone famous kicks in at some point. Waiting to see if the most recent, racist murder in New York gets the attention it needs.leave him where he is,
I'd say he should remain incarcerated, be it Lennon or Joe Blow whom he'd shot. From what I've read of Chapman he suffers from the sort of issues that are neither curable or easily controlled. After reading a pretty detailed story on him about a year or so ago, I feel more sorrow for him than anything else. He seemed as if he once might have been a fairly decent sort, til whatever it was went wrong, and then he began to disintegrate. But I don't think he's a good candidate for release now or ever. That's playing armchair psychiatric worker, I know, but from all I've ever read, including what Chapman has had to say about himself, his prognosis for living viably outside of an institutional setting doesn't sound too good.
A fascinating documentary on the night that John Lennon died...
Should Chapman ever be set free?
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Worth lots my darllng - you had to be there to understand. Talked about it once to an older Irish friend who said the same about JFK. Sadly it might be universal - the "remember where you were when your hero X was viciously gunned down?"
I know that 2016's toll of famous deaths hit lots of people in different ways, so this isn't in any way a competition - but I don't know of any creative celebrity before Lennon who was actually murdered - bad enough when Elvis died... but killed was different.
You have the Son of Sam law that is designed to keep criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes.Had it not been Lennon, wouldn't he be out by now?
The problem with him being let out is that he would almost certainly gain financially. That doesn't sit well.
Interestingly, he may have also been in touch with Lennon a second time. In an appearance on the Dick Cavett show in September 1971, an audience member that asks a question seems to bear a striking resemblance, in terms of both looks and voice: