It's been 38 years since Mark David Chapman killed John Lennon, and he's still not sure he's, quote, "100% remorseful." This comes from the transcript from Chapman's recent parole hearing, which was just released.
He added, quote, "I am getting there and it's a slow thing . . . You know, I look back at this kid, now 25, it's hard to admit I did something that heinous but it's true and lately I've come to grips with the shame part of it."
He even told the parole board, quote, "Of course I want to be released. Do I deserve to be released? That's another question. No, I don't think somebody that did what I did deserves anything."
This was the 10th time his parole was denied. He's up again in 2020.
One more thing from Chapman's testimony: He said, quote, "I secured [hollow-point] bullets to make sure he would be dead. It was immediately after the crime that I was concerned that he did not suffer."