Beshear Says He Won't Stop Execution

Louisville, KY – Beshear told reporters in Louisville today (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 find no extenuating circumstances that would cause me to not go ahead

and have the state carry out the verdict of the court, and the judgement of the court

and the sentence of the court, and so the state is going to do that).

Chapman is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the murders of two children

in northern Kentucky four years ago. He has said he wants to waive his

remaining appeals and proceed with his punishment.

Beshear says he believes capital punishment is appropriate for heinous crimes

and this is a crime of that nature.