Ky Inmate Wants "No more delays in execution"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man on death row for killing two children is urging the state to grant him a speedy execution in a move one attorney called "suicide by court."

Marco Allen Chapman told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday that he doesn't understand why his case is dragging on.

"I'm still too young to die of old age," Chapman said. "The only thing I can do is ... tell the judges to do their job and end this now. Quit dragging this on for everybody."

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday declined to rehear his case, but Chapman's court-appointed attorneys have 10 days to ask the justices to reconsider, with prosecutors having 10 days after that to respond.

Chapman said the delays merely "drag out the misery" for himself and the family of his victims.

Chapman, 36, pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing 7-year-old Chelbi Sharon and 6-year-old Cody Sharon, and attacking their mother, Carolyn Marksberry, and their older sister, Courtney Sharon, in the small town of Warsaw in northern Kentucky.


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  • by So tired of the creeps. Location: stanton ky on Sep 8, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    I agree with BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE .I rember the day when Donna Know was killed a little girl i went to school with.Killed at the age of 7 years old by a guy named Todd Ice.He served 15 years let him go.And now he is living some where in America with a new name.Donna never got her justice.Nor did her family.So let this family get thier justices.For thioer sake.If it was up to me put bubba in the cell with them no tv are even lights,Bread and water.And make them suffer for the rest of thier days.
  • by P-Burg Location: Kentucky on Aug 26, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    I say take as much time as the law will allow. This man needs to live with the details of what he did over and over until his last breathe. Hopefully he will find God before that last breathe is taken.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Aug 26, 2008 at 04:56 PM
    Stephanie---get your facts straight before you start your whining. This man already got his automatic appeal, AND a few more beyond that. He is not contesting that he was wrongly convicted, he says he did it and wants to die for it. It's his court-appointed attorneys who keep coming up with new theories and tricks to try to find a loophole or a technicality to get him life in prison instead of the death penalty he earned, deserves, and apparently wants. And don't think those attorneys aren't getting paid for the work they are doing...so the more they appeal, the fewer new cases they have to take on, and the more money they make for less work. And the public defender's office wonders why they are running out of money. It's because attorneys like this are beating a dead horse, trying to get a sentence overturned for a person who admitted he killed these two children and wants the penalty the court imposed to be carried out. That's my line of thinking, and it's a well-supported one
  • by kymom Location: lexington on Aug 26, 2008 at 05:19 AM
    I still say that the best justice is to do to them whatever they did to their victims. Make them feel the pain their innocent victims felt before they drew their last breath. Maybe if that was the way our justice system worked, then more people would think twice before taking the life of someone else.
  • by Stephanie Location: Lancaster on Aug 25, 2008 at 12:01 PM
    Geez. I cannot believe what I am reading. Steve in Lexington, I hope you are never wrongly convicted and need an attorney. Blacksheep, what about all the innocent people who are and were on death row whose sentences have been overturned due to new DNA evidence? What if we had "put them to death right after the Judge said so" later to learn that we were killing innocent people. What if that innocent person was your brother or father? Do you still feel the same way? We have the best justice system, but it is not perfect. And Steve, those court appointed attorneys are just doing their job. In KY, there is an automatic appeal on death penalty cases. I agree that the crime he committed was heinous and unspeakable. But how is that any different from what you are wanting to do to him? Why is state-sanctioned murder any better? Just because it is planned in advanced and publicly announced? Is that when it becomes ok to kill someone? Just curious-I don’t understand this line of thinking.
  • by doug Location: floyd on Aug 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    he's only wanting the death penalty so he dont have to stay in the pin.the easy way out let him set till he rots behind bars. so he can suffer to.theres only one way for him to suffer like the victims and the family.THATS CALLED AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.........
  • by VLP Location: Southeast KY on Aug 25, 2008 at 08:12 AM
    You know the Death Penalty sentence is that DEATH. Why is our government housing these harden criminals that have been tried and convicted of these horrible crimes? Why are they providing free room and board, free education, free cable, computers, etc? These people need to have their sentences carried out immediately after being convicted. If its death, why not do like Texas. Make it a drive through, GET IT OVER WITH. Sure, very rarely is someone convicted that is innocent. Get on with it!!!! Save the education, tvs, room and board; for those that can be rehabilitated and returned to society better people. Help us to save our hard earned income and be able to use it for improvemnt. Not protecting these savages.
  • by Joey Location: Lex on Aug 25, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    He probably wants to die because he knows death by lethal injection is far less pain than death by the hands of other inmates. Most people in prison detest those who hurt children and they have their own "special" way of making people who hurt children suffer. I say two weeks in the "open" prison system is all it would take.
  • by Bryan Location: Frankfort on Aug 25, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    If he wants to go ahead and die...LET HIM!!
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE on Aug 25, 2008 at 05:04 AM
    WHT SHOULD A INMATE ON DEATH ROW GET ANY APEALLS? TO ME THEY SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH RIGHT AFTER THE JUDGE SAYS SO. WHT LET THEM LIVE FOR AN UNTOLD NUMBER OF YEARS IN PRISON LETTING MY TAX DOLARS PAYING FOR IT. WHY CANT THE FAMILIES OF THESE PEOPLE PAY FOR THIER SAY IN PRISON OR COUNTY JAILS? TO ME I THINK ITS RIGHT FOR THE FAMILIES TO PAY FOR THIER FOOD, WATER, ELECTRIC, CABLE TV, ECT. THEY (PRISONERS) HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN I DO, WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GET FREE FOOD, ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD, FREE TV, NO JOB!!, NO BILLS!!, FREE EDUCATION!!, FREE CLOTHES, NO WORRIES.
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