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Condemned federal inmate says no to clemency

December 26, 2013
Associated Press

A federal inmate on death row for killing a South Carolina woman after escaping from a Kentucky jail wants to bypass any attempt to save his own life and accept an execution date once it is set.

Chadrick Evan Fulks says he wants to free his lawyers to work for inmates "that do have a chance" of winning a reprieve or an appeal and not spend time and energy on him.

Fulks, of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Brandon Basham were sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing 44-year-old Alice Donovan of Galivants Ferry, S.C., in December 2002. The pair went on a 17-day crime spree through Kentucky, West Virginia, and South Carolina after escaping from a jail in western Kentucky in 2002.

The federal government is in the midst of finalizing its lethal injection method and has not scheduled any executions.



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