should he get da parole? should he rot in the slammer? https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-54246444
Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon, has apologised to the late Beatle's widow, Yoko Ono, 40 years after his death.
Chapman shot Lennon four times outside his New York Manhattan apartment as Ono looked on, in 1980.
He was denied parole for the eleventh time following a hearing last month.
During the hearing, Chapman said he killed the 40-year-old rock star for "glory" and that he deserved the death penalty.
He added that he thinks about the "despicable act" all the time, and accepts he may spend the rest of his life in prison.
'He was an icon'
"I just want to reiterate that I'm sorry for my crime," Chapman told the parole board at the Wende Correctional Facility in New York.
"I have no excuse. This was for self-glory. I think it's the worst crime that there could be to do something to someone that's innocent.
"He was extremely famous. I didn't kill him because of his character or the kind of man he was. He was a family man. He was an icon. He was someone that spoke of things that now we can speak of and it's great.
"I assassinated him, to use your word earlier, because he was very, very, very famous and that's the only reason and I was very, very, very, very much seeking self-glory, very selfish," he added.