NBC Documentary on Lennon’s killer

US TV network NBC has said it will play excerpts from audio interviews with John Lennon’s killer, Mark Chapman, as part of a documentary on the late Beatles’ murder next month. Timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Lennon’s death, the programme on Mark Chapman will include interviews with him recorded by biographer Jack Jones back in 1991 and 1992. According to Reuters, the tapes include Chapman retelling what was going through his mind has he shot Lennon. He says: “A voice in my head saying ‘Do it, do it, do it.’ And as Lennon passed me, I pulled out the gun, aimed at his back and
pulled the trigger five times in succession. I was under compulsion, it was like a train, a runaway train, there was no stopping it. No matter, nothing could have stopped me.”

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