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Missouri Executes 2nd Inmate in 2015.

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Missouri Executes 2nd Inmate in 2015.

St. Louis, Mo ( KTRS ) Missouri has executed it’s second inmate this year. 74 yr old Cecil Clayton, Missouri’s oldest death row inmate, was executed Tuesday night for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy after the state’s governor and the U.S. Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals to spare his life. Attorneys for […]

Missouri Executes 2nd Inmate in 2015.

St. Louis, Mo ( KTRS ) Missouri has executed it’s second inmate this year. 74 yr old Cecil Clayton, Missouri’s oldest death row inmate, was executed Tuesday night for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy after the state’s governor and the U.S. Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals to spare his life.

Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton had argued that Clayton had brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident, that forced surgeons to remove part of his brain, plus worsening dementia.

Clayton was convicted of fatally shooting Christopher Castetter, a sheriff’s deputy in rural southwest Missouri’s Barry County.

Castetter, then 29 and a father of three, was investigating a suspicious vehicle near Cassville on the night before Thanksgiving in 1996 when he was shot in the forehead while he was in his car. His vehicle was found against a tree with the engine racing and wheels spinning. Castetter died at a hospital the next day.

Clayton’s execution was the first to be scheduled in Missouri for 6 p.m. Tuesday after decades of having lethal injections set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

 

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