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Former member of Army’s elite ‘Night Stalkers' unit wants death penalty

Former member of Army’s elite ‘Night Stalkers' unit wants death penalty
Former member of Army’s elite ‘Night Stalkers' unit wants death penalty

Kevin Wayne Dunlap, 41, once a member of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell, known as the “Night Stalkers,” filed a handwritten motion in December asking a judge to allow him to waive any further appeals to save his life.

Dunlap pleaded guilty in 2010 to attacking Kristy Frensley near Fort Campbell and then killing three children at her home before burning it down.

At trial he was given the death sentence.

On his behalf, attorneys have filed, in his words, “pointless and unwarranted” appeals since then to keep him alive. Now he wants those appeals to cease.

On Oct, 15, 2008, in what appeared to be a random act, Dunlap approached Frensley in her own yard and asked to see her house, which was on the market.

When she let him in, he held her at gunpoint and bound her hands and ankles.

As the children arrived home, he put them in another part of the house, bound them and reportedly stabbed them to death before setting the house ablaze.

Killed in the attack were 5-year-old Ethan Frensley, 17-year-old Kayla Williams and 14-year-old Kortney Frensley.

According to the Associated Press:

After being raped and stabbed, Kristy Frensley faked her own death and escaped after Dunlap set the house on fire.

The Associated Press does not identify victims of sexual assault, but Kristy Frensley gave her permission during the legal proceedings for her name to be used.

Although Dunlap initially stated he had a brain defect that caused his actions, he now appears to be ready to accept his fate, which in Kentucky will be death by lethal injection.

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