Date Not Set For Inmate With Death Wish

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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-10-08 0300EDT


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  • by Anonymous Location: powell on May 12, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    WOW; I agree those they brought suffer and death upon didnt have the right to choose i feel we should have a mim. they should meet a day, BAZE has made a joke of our court systm. he has only spoke of the inhumane act, what put him there not a speeding ticket,to all the families in this that has suffered you deserve peace.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on May 10, 2008 at 08:09 PM
    Personally I think it should be run more like china. You dont know your date of execution it could be at any moment. Also they use your organs for donar transplant rather than autopsying you and declaring you dead by murder by the state. As a bonus if your body fits the donar needed they will bump your execution date to the day of surgery. So say a man wants to die then he has to wait his days out not knowing when. Rather than giving him the everlasting release of death. More and more of us realise daily that deaths easy its living that really makes you suffer.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on May 10, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    I'm glad at least one of the prisoners on death row is willing to take responsibility for his actions and take the sentence imposed on him for doing such a heinous thing. Too bad Baze and the other guy won't take that attitude, they'd rather keep appealing and making up stuff to stay alive longer when they don't deserve oxygen, much less live in such good conditions that they get in our jail system now.

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