A condemned man’s wife pleads for his life as the avenues for appeals dwindle. James Chambers is scheduled to die in the Potosi Prison death chamber tonight for killing a man outside a Jefferson County bar in 1982. His wife, Darlene, argues execution is too severe a penalty for a barroom brawl that turned deadly. Yet a spokesman for the Attorney General, Scott Holste, says it’s quite a stretch to claim such innocence. He says Chambers clearly came to the bar armed, and ready for a confrontation. Three separate juries found have Chambers guilty–all sentenced him to death. He was scheduled to be executed a year ago, but an appeals court granted a delay.
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