The person who shot John Lennon informed the parole board that he knew killing Beatle was improper – however sought fame and had “evil” in his coronary heart.
Mark Chapman mentioned he had a “egocentric disregard for human life that has international penalties”.
The council rejected his parole for the twelfth time.
Chapman, in a transcript launched by New York officers on Monday below a freedom of knowledge request, mentioned his determination to kill Lennon was “my large reply to every little thing. I will not be a no person anymore.”
He informed the board: “I will not blame something or anybody for bringing me there.
“I do know what I am doing, and I do know it is evil. I do know it is improper, however I need fame a lot that I am prepared to provide my all and take human lives.”
Chapman killed Lennon on the evening of December 8, 1980 when he and Yoko Ono have been returning to their Higher West Facet condominium.
Earlier within the day, Lennon had signed autographs for Chapman on a replica of his newly launched album, Double Fantasy.
Chapman, 67, informed the council: “It is a crime in my coronary heart. I wish to be somebody and nothing goes to cease that.”
Chapman is serving a life sentence of 20 years to life on the Inexperienced Haven Correctional Facility within the Hudson Valley in New York state.
He has repeatedly expressed regret throughout his parole hearings through the years.
“I harm lots of people in every single place and if somebody desires to hate me that is effective, I perceive,” he informed the August listening to.
In rejecting his launch, the council mentioned Chapman’s actions left “the world recovering from the void you created”.
Chapman’s subsequent parole board look is scheduled for February 2024.