Lennon's Killer Doesn't Want LP

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The murderer of John Lennon has announced that he will relinquish any claim

he may have to an album that the ex-Beatles leader autographed before being

shot to death in 1980, according to Hartford, N.Y.'s Democrat and Chronicle

newspaper. An antiques dealer recently offered the album -- which convicted assassin

Mark David Chapman had Lennon sign only hours before killing him -- for sale for $1.8

million. After being informed that he may have a claim to the album, Chapman told the

paper that he had no interest in pursuing it, saying, "I have never profited from this crime,

and I never will."