By Brett Barrouquere
The 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, 36, said 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.
"I feel like I'm just a case # to them and they now have more important cases to work on now that I don't have a chance,'' Fulks wrote in an email to The Associated Press. "So, why continue on?''
Fulks, of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Brandon Basham, 32, were sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing Alice Donovan, 44, of Galivants Ferry, S.C., in December 2002. Donovan disappeared from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, S.C. Her remains were found in 2009.
The pair went on a 17-day crime spree through Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina after escaping the Hopkins County Jail in western Kentucky in 2002.
Both men pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life in prison for abducting and killing 19-year-old Samantha Burns, a Marshall University student last seen in 2002. Burns' family, with help from Fulks, continues to search for her remains.