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John Lennon was shot December 8th 1980 in New York by a man named Mark Chapman As the limo pulled up and Lennon and his wife stepped out Chapman pulled out a revolver and shot Lennon With two bullets in the back piercing his lungs a third Shattering his shoulder bone the fourth and fifth shattering his wind pipe After shooting Lennon Chapman sat on the sidewalk and read Lennnon stumbled into the hotel bleeding to death He was soonrushed to the hospital where doctors used every devide imaginbable to bring jogn back but nothing worked The official cause of death was shock produced by massive haemorrhaging he lost 80 of his blood There has never been a public trial causing mystery about Chapmans motive Chapman had a history of disillusuions starting from his early child hood As a teen Mark heard the voices of little people that he believed lived in the walls of his bedroom This disturbed mental state later lead Chapman to attempt suicide and be put in psychiatric counselling as he battled paranoid schizophrenia Chapmans behavior was guided to the events of Dec 8th by subliminal clues and special signs that he felt were ment for him through Johns lyrics and music Mark belivedhe was able to recieve these hidden messages that the rest of us could not Through this he turned the murder of John Lennon into somewhat of an heroic act The only question i have could be simply summed up as why I could probably read into it and learn more about the lyricsa that Mark Chapman had thought were intended for him but there is still a whole side to it A side in Chapmans brain that i supose none of us will ever understand I can only see this as a very unfortunate acident that happened to Lennon because Chapmans mental state couldnt have been helped at the time because in
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