Mark David Chapman (pictured above in a recent mug shot) is the accused murderer
of former Beatle member John Lennon on December 8, 1980. The sentencing hearing
for Chapman took place on August 24, 1981. The judge ordered that Chapman should receive psychiatric treatment in prison and sentenced him to 20 years to life. Chapman
is currently imprisoned at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. He has
been denied parole six times.
In this picture, taken several hours before the fatal shooting on December
8, 1980, John Lennon is seen autographing a copy of his new record album,
Double Fantasy as Mark Chapman looks on.