Mark Chapman, the man convicted of the murder of John Lennon believes that God has forgiven him for the murder of the Beatles’ singer.
In a letter written by Chapman to a pen pal, it was revealed that he believes he has been forgiven by Jesus for his actions.
Chapman murdered John Lennon, 40, outside the singer’s apartment in New York City in December 1980, after Chapman, a fan, got angry at the singer’s atheist views and a declaration that the Beatles had been “more popular than Jesus”.
Chapman later told the police that his motivation for killing Lennon was for instant notoriety.
He was convicted and sentenced to 20-years-to-life imprisonment.
Although he has applied for parol on a number of occasion, his petition for parole has been denied every two years since 2000.
Chapman wrote a letter which has now been sold through Serial Killers Ink, a website which specialises in selling the items of infamous criminals.
The 1992 letter, written to Chapman’s pen pal ‘Michael,’ contains Chapman’s claim that “Jesus is a real, living person I have come to know.”
“Jesus is everything,” he wrote. “I have found this through the many long years here at Attica [the New York state jail where he was imprisoned until 2012].
“He chose to die so that our sins – even mine – could be forgiven. Twelve years ago I shot and killed the rock superstar John Lennon, formerly of The Beatles. Let me say here that it was a horrible occurrence, I have never forgotten it.”
“I have never been in touch with Chapman myself,” Holler said. “It sold about an hour after it was listed on the website. I would love to obtain more Chapman items as they sell extremely well.”