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High Court Rejects Death Row Inmate's Appeal

From Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeighA 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 say the trial judge should not have gone along with Chapman’s request for a death sentence, but their appeal on Chapman's behalf to the Kentucky Supreme Court has been rejected.The high court issued a mandate which fixes the day of execution as the fifth Friday following the date of the mandate, which would be November 21st.Chapman’s attorneys are still pondering their next step, but the governor’s office has told the Corrections Department to move forward with preparations for the execution.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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