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Missouri death row inmate asks for reprieve

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Missouri death row inmate asks for reprieve

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri’s oldest death row inmate is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor spares him from being executed as scheduled Tuesday for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy. Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton argue in last-minute appeals that he has dementia and lingering effects from a 1972 sawmill […]

Missouri death row inmate asks for reprieve

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Missouri’s oldest death row inmate is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor spares him from being executed as scheduled Tuesday for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy.

Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton argue in last-minute appeals that he has dementia and lingering effects from a 1972 sawmill accident that forced surgeons to remove part of his brain.

Clayton’s attorneys are seeking a competency hearing. They say he’s not mentally fit to be put to death.

Clayton was convicted of gunning down sheriff’s deputy Christopher Castetter in rural southwest Missouri’s Barry County while Castetter was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Saturday declined to intervene.

A spokesman for Gov. Jay Nixon says only that the Democrat is weighing Clayton’s clemency request.

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