Inmate calls for no more delays in execution
The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky death row inmate who asked to be executed for killing two children has called for an end to delays in his case and for the state to put him to death.
Marco Allen Chapman told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday that he doesn’t understand why his case is dragging out.
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. Then the attorney general has 10 more days to respond. Chapman said the delays merely “drag out the misery” for himself and the family of his victims.
Chapman 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.