John Lennon’s Killer Told Wife Of His Plan
Gloria Hiroko Chapman, wife of John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman, revealed this week that her husband talked about his plan to kill the Beatles star.
“I knew it was Mark. How did I know? Two months earlier, Mark had travelled to New York,” she told The Mirror. “He came home scared, telling me that to make a name for himself he had planned to kill Lennon. But he said my love had saved him.”
Gloria and Mark were married in June 1979 and he shot Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980. She described it as "one of the darkest nights of my life."
Chapman recalled: "I had come home from work, fixed dinner, and was watching Little House on the Prairie… when suddenly, words ran across the bottom of the screen: ‘John Lennon has been shot in New York City by a male Caucasian.'
"My life changed dramatically that night. I was now Mrs Mark David Chapman, the wife of a murderer and not just any murderer but one whose victim was known and loved by millions around the world."
Gloris, who continues to visit her husband in prison, said she still hopes he will be freed.
Now 63, he will this month have his 10th parole hearing.