Clayton had been convicted of the 1996 shooting death of a 29-year-old sheriff’s deputy. Clayton never received a competency hearing despite his lawyers’ contention that the sawmill accident cost him part of the portion of his brain that controls impulse and judgment.
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Missouri Executes Elderly, Brain-Injured Murderer
- Saturday, Mar 21 2015
- News Roundup
- Written by PLP News
Missouri has executed Cecil Clayton, a 74-year-old murder convict who was missing part of his brain from a sawmill accident that he suffered more than a decade before he committed the crime. So reports the Associated Press.