Divine Justice

Lennon 's killer pleads guilty

He received the word from God, he said, and even repeated arguments from his defense lawyers could not dissuade him. So Mark David Chapman, 26, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom last week to the Dec. 8 murder of John Lennon. When Assistant District Attorney Allen Sullivan asked the defendant why he had used especially destructive hollow-point bullets in the shooting, Chapman laconically replied, "To ensure Lennon's death."

After the hearing, Sullivan revealed that Chapman had a "hit list" of other celebrities he had considered killing if...

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