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# yoko-ono - Saturday 13 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Tweet Sweeper: Dara O’Briain’s overdue library book Brian McFadden This post contains images

Tweet Sweeper: Dara O’Briain’s overdue library book

Our pick of the week’s tweets from famous people.

# yoko-ono - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 surprising things Hugh Hefner is older than OLDER THAN YOU THINK This post contains videos

13 surprising things Hugh Hefner is older than

Talk about being of an advanced age.

# yoko-ono - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

The Evening Fix…now with added 1990s Daniel Craig

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# yoko-ono - Monday 20 August, 2012

John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman to seek parole this week

This will be the seventh time that Chapman has sought parole.

# yoko-ono - Friday 22 June, 2012

Flying visits? Bill Clinton in Easons, Yoko Ono in Glasnevin Cemetery

Bill Clinton took in some bookshops in Cork today, while Yoko Ono visit Daniel O’Connell’s crypt.

From The Daily Edge Unexpected Tweet of the Day: Yoko Ono and Daniel O’Connell Unexpected

# yoko-ono - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

# yoko-ono - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

THE KILLER of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has had his sixth application for release postponed after his parole board requested more information.

The 55-year-old has served 29 years in Attica correctional facility in New York or second-degree murder, and has had five applications for parole denied so far.

The latest application hearing has been put off until 6 September as Chapman’s parole board is seeking extra information to complete his record.

Chapman was convicted to serve a sentence of 20 years to life for the fatal shooting of musician John Lennon in 1980. He was also required to undergo psychiatric treatment, as he was believed to be suffering from a psychotic disorder.

Chapman is infamously linked to JD Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, as he carried the book with him when he shot Lennon and read excerpts from it at this trial. He likened himself to the book’s protagonist, Houlden Caulfield, and told police following his arrest:

“I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil.”

Chapman had showed signs of a mental illness and reported hearing voices before he shot Lennon; he had developed a series of obsessions centring on art, music, John Lennon, and The Catcher in the Rye.

Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, who was with him when he was shot, has repeatedly called on Chapman’s parole board to deny his release. Ono has cited fears that she and her sons will be put in danger if her husband’s killer walks free.

John Lennon would have turned 70 this October.