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CHAPMAN WON'T FILE CLAIM

The deranged fan who killed John Lennon doesn't want a cent for the Beatles album he got Lennon to autograph shortly before the murder.

Lennon signed and dated the "Double Fantasy" album for Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building the same day he was killed, Dec. 8, 1980.

The record is being offered for an asking price of $1.8 million on the Internet by an anonymous man who found it at the crime scene.

Chapman, who is serving a prison sentence of 20 years to life, said he was contacted last week by a New York City lawyer who told Chapman he had the legal right to "assert a claim" to the album as a personal possession.

"I have no interest whatsoever in making a claim" for the album, Chapman said in Saturday's editions of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Chapman, 43, said he stashed the album and fired five shots from a .38-caliber revolver into Lennon's back as the rock star returned from a recording session.

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