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John Lennon's Murder

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on 7 January 2016

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Transcript of John Lennon's Murder

Who was John Lennon?

Musician, pacifist, activist
The Beatles
October 9, 1940

Solo Career
Wrote albums and songs against war
“Give Peace a Chance”
Heavily criticized government
Vietnam War
Protests
FBI
Death threats

Mark David Chapman
May 10, 1955
Self-described fan
Suicidal

The Murder
40 years old
Pronounced dead
Catcher in the Rye

Evidence-Bullet
Shot four times
.38 caliber pistol
Atlanta police officer

Events Preceding the Murder


Double Fantasy
John’s autograph
10:30

John Lennon's Murder
Eyewitness Accounts

Sean Strub
Nina McFadden

Evidence-Bloody Clothes
Evidence-Catcher in the Rye

1951
“Catcher in the Rye”
Phony

The Verdict
Initial plea insanity
Sentenced 1981

Video of Mark David Chapman
Works Cited
http://www.biography.com/people/john-lennon-9379045
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/john-lennon-beatles-more-popular-than-jesus/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130401193
http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/columns/intelligencer/15265/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/08/27/lennons-killer-parole-board-hearing-transcript/14704367/
http://www.biography.com/people/mark-david-chapman-9244472#killing-john-lennon
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280233/Mark-David-Chapman-John-Lennons-killer-wrote-chilling-letters-arresting-NYPD-officer.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/mark-david-chapman-sentenced-life-prison-1981-article-1.2330864

Jen Ansong P7
No faults
Chapman confessed
Camera evidence

Investigation Review
Full transcript