Date Not Set For Inmate With Death Wish

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EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky death row inmate Marco Allen Chapman says he's ready to be executed as soon as his mandatory appeals are done and Gov. Steve Beshear sets a date.

Chapman spoke to The Associated Press in his first interview since pleading guilty and asking for a death sentence in 2004. He says he doesn't know why he attacked Carolyn Marksberry and her three children in 2002 in the northern Kentucky town of Warsaw. Marksberry and a daughter survived. Seven-year-old Chelbi and six-year-old Cody died.

If the Kentucky Supreme Court rejects his latest appeal, Chapman could become eligible to be the first person executed in Kentucky since 1999.

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