Kentucky Death Row Inmate Wants Execution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Kentucky inmate wants execution. The Kentucky Supreme Court will now decide if they can legally grant that request.

Kentucky Death Row inmate Marco Chapman is asking to die by lethal injection after admitting he brutally killed two children and left their sister and mother for dead.

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether he can legally make that request.

Chapman's court-appointed defense attorneys are seeking to save Chapman from committing what they call suicide by court.

The Kentucky Supreme Court has set for oral arguments in the appeal for April 12, 2007.

Chapman pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing 7-year-old Chelbi Sharon and 6-year-old Cody Sharon in their home in the Northern Kentucky community of Warsaw.

Chapman also admitted attacking 10-year-old Courtney Sharon and trying to kill their mother, Carolyn Marksberry, during the 2002 assault.

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