Vigils Planned To Oppose Chapman Execution

Barring any last-minute legal rulings, Marco Allen Chapman will be put to death Friday at the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville. Capital punishment opponents have organized a series of vigils across the state that will continue through Friday evening. Mark Meade with the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is organizing an event in […]

Beshear Won't Halt Execution

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he won’t take action to halt Friday’s scheduled execution of Death Row inmate Marco Allen Chapman. Beshear told reporters in Louisville Monday that he’s given the matter “a lot of prayerful thought” and carefully reviewed the facts of the case and decided there’s no reason to intervene. “I still can […]

High Court Rejects Death Row Inmate's Appeal

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A Kentucky Death Row inmate may soon get his wish to be executed. Marco Allen Chapman says he deserves to die for murdering two children and brutally attacking their mother and sister in August 2002 in Northern Kentucky. He bargained for the death penalty and received it. Chapman’s attorneys […]