A bad week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 August, 2012, 1:34am


Mark David Chapman

New York State's Department of Corrections, refused parole for the man who shot dead former Beatle John Lennon on December 8, 1980. Chapman, 57, has served 32 years of a 20-year-to-life prison term for shooting Lennon outside the musician's New York City apartment building, after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

Tsang Yung-ping

The restaurant owner was jailed three years for cheating a government fund set up to protect workers who lose their jobs. The case involved a restaurant in Sham Shui Po that Tsang closed in 2003, with its 66 workers receiving benefits from the fund even though they had been rehired at a new restaurant opened by Tsang - using assets he claimed had been forfeited to creditors.

Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth's grandson headed home from Las Vegas to explain pictures of himself in the buff, cavorting with a naked woman. A friend who was with the 27-year-old said the picture was sold to a celebrity gossip website by a "despicable" woman who had betrayed the prince's hospitality.