Yoko Ono Says John Lennon’s Honesty May Have Led to His Murder
Dec. 8 marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s 1980 murder in New York. In 1998, Inside Edition spoke with his widow, Yoko Ono, about never-before-heard music she was releasing on his behalf. Ono said his honesty in his music may have led to his death. “It may have offended some people and may have shortened his life,” she said. The killer, Mark David Chapman, was charged with second-degree murder and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 20 years to life and was denied parole this year.