EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has executed a confessed
child-killer who resisted all appeals.
In the state's first execution in nine years, 37-year-old Marco
Allen Chapman was given a lethal injection Friday at the Kentucky
State Penitentiary. He was pronounced dead at 7:34 CST.
Chapman pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing two children in their
northern Kentucky home in a 2002 attack that wounded their mother
and another child.
He asked to be put to death and fought for the right to fire his
attorneys to clear the way.
Kentucky's last execution was in 1999, when Eddie Lee Harper
died by lethal injection.
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