25 years ago today, John Lennon was shot dead as he returned to his apartment in New York.
His death was a great loss to us all. His killer, Mark Chapman, smiled and looked into Lennon's eyes, asking for an autograph, then waited for his return. And shot him in the back.
Chapman remains in prison. I hope he lives a long life in obscurity, reminded everyday of his inferiority. He believes God has forgiven him. I hope not.