Ask and You Shall Receive … Child Killer Marco Allen Chapman Asked for Death and Kentucky Executed his Wish
Ask and you shall receive …
Marco Allen Chapman, a confessed child killer requested that he be put to death and resisted all efforts of appeal for the crimes he committed in 2002. Chapman, setting aside the fact that he is a child killer, one almost has to give Marco Allen Chapman some credit as to taking some responsibility of punishment for his crimes. He asked to be put to death and fought for the right to fire his attorneys to clear the way. Why waste the courts time and the tax payers money when Chapman knew what he did, knew he was guilty and wanted to be put to death. His wish was finally granted last night.
Chapman was executed by lethal injection Nov. 21, 2008 at about 7:30 p.m. CST at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Ky., for the murders of two children in the northern Kentucky town of Warsaw.
Read here regarding the unprecedented case in Kentucky posing the question of whether a defendant can waive all his rights and request an execution. In the end of course there were misguided individuals who wanted to go against an individuals wishes due to their anti-death penalty agenda. There were the misguided souls at Amnesty International that would actually want to fight against a private citizens request and right to the death penalty.
The state of Kentucky had its first execution in 9 years Friday when confessed child killer Marco Allen Chapman was put to death by means of lethal injection. Chapman was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m. CST. Chapman accepted responsibility for his crimes and was put to death. Hopefully the victims of his crimes can now find peace and the two murdered children, Cody and Chelbi can rest in eternal peace.
In 2002 Marco Allen Chapman stabbed Carolyn Marksberry and her three children. The knife attack left mother Carolyn and her 10 year old daughter Courtney Sharon wounded while 6 year old Cody Sharon and his 7 year old sister Chelbi Sharon were killed.
Marco Allen Chapman pleaded guilty the the murder crimes in 2007 and asked to be executed. In the end Chapman did what very few convicted criminal do, he took responsibility for his actions and wanted as punishment to be put to death. Hopefully this in some small way will provide some peace to all his victims.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry,” Chapman said to witnesses before his execution. He lifted his head off the gurney, looked into the victim’s witness room and spoke.
“I just want you to know that I’m not a monster, but I committed a monstrous, evil act,” Chapman said. “This is the man I am, willing to give his life.”
His last words were “yes, sir,” when the warden asked him if he was ready to proceed.
The mother Carolyn Marksberry who survived Chapman’s attack said in a statement that the execution may allow her two slain children to “truly rest in peace.”
“I believe the tears shed today should be for the victims of this crime, not Marco Chapman,” Marksberry said in the statement. “Marco Chapman committed the crimes, accepted responsibility for those crimes and then decided his own fate.”