The Chuck E. Cheese killer was just denied his death penalty appeal this week, Yahoo News reported this Tuesday, Feb. 19. Nathan Dunlap, who is currently on death row and charged with the murders of three teens as well as a 50-year-old mother of two back in 1993, was not allowed to appeal for sentence reconsideration.
Sources report that Dunlap’s appeal today before the U.S. Supreme Court was his “last chance to avoid execution” as the longest-serving inmate on death row in Colorado. With this last appeal denied, the Chuck E. Cheese killer’s execution date may now be scheduled.
Dunlap’s attorney argued that he should instead serve life imprisonment without parole, and that the capital punishment allowance in Colorado is “disproportionate to the crime and unfair.”
Yet when hearing the details of the dubbed Chuck E. Cheese killer’s murder case, that remains debatable. After Nathan Dunlap was fired in Aurora back in 1993, he reportedly wanted to “get even.”
Dunlap hid in the bathroom until the children’s restaurant and game center closed before opening fire, shooting and killing four employees. One of these employees, Bobby Stephens, was shot in the face but managed to survive.
The Chuck E. Cheese killer was later convicted of four counts of capital murder, and sentenced to death. With his death penalty appeal denied by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dunlap’s last and “best” attempt at sentence reconsideration is now gone, says the report from the Denver Post, and “justice may be served.”