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Kentucky is on the verge of its first execution in nine years as prison officials prepare to give a lethal injection to confessed child-killer Marco Allen Chapman. The 37-year-old is scheduled to be executed Friday evening.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb said Chapman was moved on Thursday to the building where the execution will take place. Lamb said he took a Bible, writing materials and a television with him.
Chapman was sentenced to death in 2004 after pleading guilty to the murders of two children in the northern Kentucky town of Warsaw. He also admitted to stabbing another child and sexually assaulting their mother in the 2002 attack.
The last person executed in Kentucky was Eddie Lee Harper, who received a lethal injection in 1999.