Wife Of John Lennon's Murderer Confesses Her Husband Told Her About His Plans Two Months Before Killing Him
On 18th August 2018
The untimely demise of John Lennon, the co-founder of Beatles band and one of the most following singers of his time came as a heartbreaking shock to the fans and family. Lennon was murdered over pure malice and by a person who was jealous of his fame and wealth. Now years later, the wife of Lennon's murderer opens up about the incident and gives an insight to what really happened on that uneventful day.
#1 Gloria Chapman Knew Of Her Husband's Plan To Murder John Lennon
The wife of infamous John Lennon's murderer, 67-year-old Gloria Hiroko Chapman revealed that she knew that her husband was going to murder the iconic singer. As two months before the tragedy took place, according to Chapman, her husband told her about his plan, however, he didn't carry out the plan immediately vowing his love for her and even threw away the gun to convince her.
#2 Mark Told His Wife About His Plans
But Chapman claims that the day she heard the news of Lennon's murder from her home in Kailua, Hawaii, on 8 December 1980, in her heart she knew that her husband was the culprit behind this murder. Talking to a tabloid, Chapman says she knew it was her husband because two months prior to the incident, her husband came to her, "I knew it was Mark. How did I know? Two months earlier, Mark had travelled to New York. He came home scared, telling me that to make a name for himself he had planned to kill Lennon. But he said my love had saved him."
#3 Chapman Considered Lennon A Phony Person For Living A Life Of Luxury
Chapman confesses that her husband was jealous of Lennon's fame and wealth and considered Lennon 'a fake person' for living a life of luxury. On a tragic day, Mark Chapman shot Lennon four times in the back with a close range and continued to calmly read his book as the 40-year old singer slowly bled to death as he was cradled in his lap by hysteric Yoko Ono but her crying did little to disturb Chapman.
#4 Even After Suffering Through Out Her Marriage, Gloria Continues To Stand Beside Her Husband Like A Good Wife
Mark Chapman was handed 20years in prison for his crime and has remained behind the bars since then. Despite everything bad that happened in their marriage, including domestic violence and all suffering all sorts of torture from her husband's hands including imprisonment, Gloria Chapman continued to stand by her husband's side. Justifying her action, the woman attributes it to her Christian faith and the religious significance of the marriage vows she exchanged with Chapman, even claiming that she makes love to him during her conjugal visits to prison.
#5 Most Probably Chapman Will Be Granted Bail This Time
Now 63, Chapman is locked in at the Wende Correctional Facility and has spent a total 38 years in prison and has been trying for parole ever since he became eligible in 2000. But every time his parole was rejected but it seems like Chapman will be granted bail this time, in what appears to be his tenth time. The board was always conscious of his, 'premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of his crime' and never granted him bail because of this but Chapman's rehabilitative efforts and his acceptance that the crime was 'premeditated, selfish, and evil,' have been accepted by the board to some extent and there is a fat chance that this time he will be released from the prison.
According to Chapman, he has been repenting his actions for long and considers himself stupid for choosing the wrong way of glory. He claims, "At that time, I wasn't thinking about anybody else, just me. But now, you know, obviously through people's letters and through things I hear a lot of people were affected here. I am sorry for causing that type of pain. I am sorry for being such an idiot and choosing the wrong way for glory."
#6 Lennon's Wife Does Not Want Chapman To Be Released From The Prison
However, there is still one person who is against Chapman's release and that is Lennon's wife Yuko Ono and every time Chapman's parole gets reviewed Ono strongly opposes the idea and has written to the parole board multiple times, asking the board to not release Chapman as his freedom could be a potential threat for Yoko Ono and not forgetting her two sons, adding that there was also always the possibility of retribution from Beatles fans too.
Reportedly both Gloria and Mark Chapman have written to Ono, asking for her forgiveness, but it seems like only time will tell whether Ono has accepted their apology or not.