John Lennon's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN shot the former beatle because he wanted some of his fame, an admission he made during a parole board hearing last week (05OCT04).

Chapman - who was refused release at the meeting - felt like a "big nobody" before he murdered the IMAGINE singer in New York in 1980.

He explains, "It was just a tremendous compulsion of just feeling this big hole.

"Of being what I thought was a big nobody, a big nothing, and I couldn't let it go. And it just kept going very strongly, and I couldn't stop it."

However, Chapman's plan failed, as he says, "People hate me now instead of, you know, for something positive. So that's a worse state.

"I'm a bigger nobody than I was before."

15/10/2004 13:27