Mark David Chapman told the parole board that he is ashamed of killing John Lennon, according to transcripts of the hearing released yesterday. "I feel now at 53 I have grown into a deeper understanding of what a human life is. I have changed a lot," he said in his failed bid, the AP reports.
Chapman also said that he had been looking for fame when he killed the former Beatle. "I would be something other than a nobody, and that was my reasoning at the time," he said. In denying parole for the fifth time, officials cited “concern for the public safety and welfare."