Yoko Ono Slams Parole for John Lennon's Killer

He's 'still a threat,' says widow
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 6, 2010 2:50 AM CDT
Yoko Ono and John Lennon as they appeared on a 1981 Rolling Stone magazine cover.   (AP Photo/Annie Leibovitz via Magazine Publishers Assn and American Society of Magazine Editors, File)
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(Newser) – Yoko Ono spoke out yesterday against parole for John Lennon's killer, saying he remains a threat to her, her family and himself. Killer Mark David Chapman appealed for freedom at his last parole board hearing, arguing that he's a changed man, and is ashamed and sorry for gunning down Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980. He's up for parole again later this month. Ono, 77, made her comments before a meeting of TV critics, where she was promoting the upcoming "LennonNYC" documentary that will be aired in November as part of the American Masters series.

The film is about the legendary singer and New York, "the city he was in love with and strangely, the city that he loved so much, it killed him," Ono said. "It was his love, and it was his death." Lennon would have been 70 this year, notes AP.

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