Mark David Chapman Biography
(Killer of John Lennon)
Birthday: May 10, 1955 (Taurus)
Born In: Fort Worth, Texas
Mark David Chapman is an American murderer who is serving twenty-years-to-life prison sentence for killing musician and former Beatles member John Lennon in front of his apartment building in New York City in December 1980. A fan of the celebrated musician, he became furious after Lennon claimed that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. He planned the murder for months, often having conflicted thoughts, and even tried to alert his wife about his intentions and considered seeking medical help. Chapman, who was subjected to bullying at school, suffered from depression and used to paint a larger than life picture of himself in his loneliness. He gave in to drugs and even made a failed suicide attempt once. He eventually turned to God and for a while led a decent life as a summer camp counselor for children and later as a volunteer for YMCA. However, he suffered from guilt inside, which led to obsession about artworks, music, the book 'The Catcher in the Rye', and finally Lennon's murder.