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Lennon's killer 'wanted to be somebody'

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John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman has said that he hoped to "become somebody" by murdering the ex-Beatle in 1980.

Transcripts from Chapman's recent hearing, where he was denied parole for the sixth time, have now been published, BBC News reports.

They reveal that Chapman told the board: "I wasn't thinking clearly. I made a horrible decision to end another human being's life, for reasons of selfishness.

"I felt that by killing John Lennon I would become somebody and instead of that I became a murderer, and murderers are not somebodies."

Chapman also claimed that he has found Jesus since his incarceration.

"I know him, he is with me, he is with me now, he is helping me speak to you now," he said. "Without him I am nothing - I would have been an even bigger nobody."

The 55-year-old confirmed that Lennon topped a list of people he had wanted to kill. Actress Elizabeth Taylor and Tonight Show host Johnny Carson were also among his targets.

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