Letters John Lennon’s Killer Wrote to Cops for Sale: Collectible or Creepy?
SodaHead Celebs 2013/02/19 15:00:00
It’s been over 30 years since Mark David Chapman killed rock icon John Lennon outside of his home one fateful December night. Now four letters that convicted murder wrote in the following years to his arresting officer, Stephen Spiro, are up for sale. The retired NYPD cop told CNN the reason behind his decision to unload the papers, saying, “They've been in my possession for 30 years, and I'm 66 years old. And I'm saying, ‘What am I going to do with these things?’" The price tag for the eerie messages is a whopping $75,000.
The letters reinforce some info that Lennon fans already know. Chapman was obsessed with “The Catcher in the Rye.” The book had been found on him following the murder, inscribed with the note “this is my statement.” In his writings to Spiro, Chapman urges the officer to read the book for himself, implying that it might help him gain further insight into his motivation. The convicted killer also refers to Lennon as “a phony of the highest degree.”
Some rock aficionados might believe that the items are a deeper glimpse into one of music’s greatest tragedies. Others might feel that they just give further attention to a man killer whose memory is better left in the past. What do you think: Are the Chapman letters collectible or creepy?
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