ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 10, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to killing of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(NYC) Mourners shown outside Dakota Apts. where Lennon's wife Yoko Ono and their 5 year old son are staying. Visit of Lennon's 17 year old son Julian mentioned. Presence of Chapman in Bellevue Hosp. noted. Chapman said undergoing psychiatric testing. Police investigation reported [Chapman family friend David MOORE - describes Chapman as compassionate.]
REPORTER: Rita Sands
(Honolulu, Hawaii) Chapman's wife Gloria said in seclusion. [Psychiatrist Dr. Robert MARVIT - speculates that Chapman felt he was John Lennon and that he was assassinating an imposter.] Correspondence of release of Lennon's latest album "Double Fantasy" and Chapman's purchase of gun with which he shot Lennon noted.
REPORTER: Tom Schell
(Studio) Radio Moscow and BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) coverage of murder of Lennon cited. Stated that some blame Lennon's death on lawlessness in US.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) Saint Nicholas Parish, Liverpool service for Lennon shown and described. Radio and newspaper coverage in Liverpool detailed. [Uniden. Liverpool RESIDENTS - comment.]
REPORTER: John Laurence