ON THIS DAY IN 1981 - MARK CHAPMAN SENTENCED FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN LENNON

On this day in 1981 – Mark Chapman sentenced for the murder of John Lennon

On this day in 1981 – Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim many times to have been beaten by fellow inmates, some of whom allegedly tried to kill him.

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