Marco Chapman Executed- Hourly Breakdown


8:34 Chapman declared dead.

8:24 Warden touches Chapman's eye.

8:22 Chapman stops breathing.

8:20 Execution begins.

8:17 Apologizes to victim's mother.

8:15 Final statement read.

5:30 Briefing: We're told Chapman has not filed any last minute appeals. He's instructed officials to give all his worldly possessions to his niece. Prison officials also say that Chapman has yet to show or communicate any fear about his impending execution.

4:30pm Briefing: Chapman is now eating his last meal. Among the shows he has been watching in his cell has been Law & Order SUV. He met with his public defender for 30 minutes but no new information came out of the meeting.

3:30pm Briefing: Chapman has been meeting with an attorney from the Department of Public Advocacy since 3pm. No information was available about the context of that meeting and who initiated the meeting. He has had no spiritual adviser but has asked the execution team about the process. They say he has shown little emotion.

2:30pm Briefing: The Kentucky Department of Corrections continues with the planned execution of Marco Chapman. They've now taken his order for a last meal. Chapman has asked for a 32oz sirloin steak, 20 butterfly shrimp, a tossed salad, iced tea and a banana cream pie. He will be served the meal four hours before his execution. Also confirmed at the briefing was Chapman will have no witnesses at his execution; at his own request. He's also had no visitors today. He declined lunch and has spent the day in his cell in the execution chamber watching TV and writing letters.


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  • by Yvette Location: Maryland on Aug 21, 2010 at 06:36 PM
    I was at a gathering and found out what Marco had done. He was my first boyfiend at the age of 13 and I may not believe much in a God, but I will say a pray for him tonight. This was not the Marco I knew and I am sorry he caused so much pain. The man at the end, who said he was sorry and went to his death without struggle and filled with sorrow is the person I knew.
  • by sam Location: virginia on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:11 PM
    This man is guilty as sin. He knows he committed this heinous crime and is willing to pay the price for it. Whether religiously or otherwise, an eye for an eye, a life for a life, he is willing to die for killing innocents. I admire this criminal, unlike so many that are suddenly god fearing, religious zealots and vehemently against their fate.
  • by Brad Location: Owingsville on Nov 25, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    If you all would listen, I wasnt talking about Chapman. I said he was guilty and yes he deserved to pay for his sins. I was talking about the ones who have wasted their life on death row, and even some that where put to death that where innocent. This is sad, if you dont think so, well you have no heart at all. I wasnt in no way taking up for chapman. I think sitting in a cell the rest of your life and thinking about what you did would be better than a easy way out. And Ronda, there is no way in [edited] inmates live better than us. Take you a trip to eddyville, and see for yourself. Inmates taking terrible beatings, getting raped. Do you live like that? And good point, what good does it do to kill them, nothing good comes from it. Let em rot in a 4 by 4 cell, to me that would be torture.
  • by Ronda Location: KY on Nov 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM
    If we are going to be allowed to have the death penalty, then why aren't all the murderers put to death as soon as it is commited? Why do some that is on death row get to wait 20 years, where that some don't. What are they waiting on? A person that kills should be killed the same way he/she killed their victim. There should be torture chambers for all these low life's that's going to get to stay in prison. They live better than most of us out here trying to make a living. His death will never bring back the children, nor will it ever give the family peace. How can it? He's not here to take his punishment no more, which should have been done years ago. That was an easy way out.
  • by Jodi Location: Nicholasville on Nov 25, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    Hey Brad--This is not sad. He admitted what he did. He is not like the other cases you mentioned in your post. I Applaud the death penalty. I wish we executed EVERY person who is sitting in Kentucky's prison system. They are a drag on this states economy. I say so long child killer.
  • by john Location: ky on Nov 25, 2008 at 05:22 AM
    this man has left this world he can not hurt any one else.he is gone this is not news no more.so lets move on to another story and forget about this one.
  • by me Location: somewhere on Nov 24, 2008 at 06:08 PM
    GOOD RIDANCE
  • by Misty Location: Kentucky on Nov 24, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    Why does a convicted felon get to choose his last meal? Did those children get to choose their last meal or last tv show they watched????
  • by richard Location: winchester on Nov 24, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    touched his eyes because he was paralyzed and couldnt, so he done it for him
  • by Brad Location: Owingsville on Nov 24, 2008 at 08:04 AM
    In the last four years, 17 Death Row inmates in the nation have been found innocent and freed. Seven of those men were in Illinois. Many legal advocates in the state and around the country are dismayed that the state's justice system could have repeatedly failed so miserably. Throughout every one of the men's ordeals, corruption, flawed investigations, and inadequate legal representation plagued them. And in the cases of eight of the nine men, it took the intervention of people completely outside of the justice system for them to win back their freedom. Also look up the Cantu case in texas, the story of an innocent teen who was put to death. Marco was not innocent, but all this stories make me hate the death penalty, I wonder how many men got put to death who where not guilty. This is sad.

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