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Man facing death for SC murder wants execution

Jun 15, 2010 6:21:00 PM - thestate.com
A man on federal death row for killing women in South Carolina and West Virginia says he wants to drop any remaining appeals and be executed.

Court documents filed Tuesday show Brandon Basham sent the request to a federal courthouse in Columbia late last week.

Basham and Chadrick Fulks were convicted of killing 19-year-old Marshall University student Samantha Burns and 44-year-old Alice Donovan of Galivants Ferry after they escaped from a Kentucky jail in November 2002.

Basham had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn his death sentence because of a juror's misconduct. But the justices turned down that request without comment earlier this month.

Donovan's remains were found last year. Burns' body has never been found.

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