CECIL CLAYTON, Death Row Missouri

Hello internet surfers...

My name is Cecil Clayton, and I am a resident of Missouri Death Row.  I hope you are having a good day today.  

Let me tell you a little bit about who I am.  I am glad you have decided to visit my website, and I truly appreciate it.  I hope what you read on site will trul enlighten you.  The news that I bring you, along with other things, is truly a miscarriage of justice.  I grew up on a farm in Barry Co. Missouri.  I was born 04-16-1940, and I was the fifth child out of ten.  It was hard times back in the forties after harsh depression days.  And my family raised strawberries, tomatoes, and cut wood for a living.   Left my Missouri and worked in the State of California in 1959, came back to Missouri in 1960, got married to start a family of my own, two girls and three boys, working at sawmilling and cutting logs for a living.  Wife and I raised our children in a Christian denomination.   Children are grown and on their own.  

As far as hobbies go, I can't say I have many.  For I have worked most of my life, and haven't had the time to enjoy life's finer things, such as fishing and other outdoor activities.

  Fast forward to my present situation, I am one of the many innocent people sitting on Missouri death row.  In past years many people of society would have a problem in believing that there are actually innocent people in prison. Currently more and more people are coming to this realization.  I will tell you now how in my case this realization takes form.  At my trial evidence was presented which made me look guilty.  The fact of the matter if all pertinent evidence would have been presented it would clearly show my innocence.  But due to incompetent counsel and improper investigation, none of pertinent evidence was allowed to be presented.  Now in my appeals, due to losing everything I ever worked for, I am stuck with state appointed public defenders who most of the time are inadequate in any appeals process due to the fact that they are inexperienced in this diffifcult process.  I wanted to testify on my behalf at the trial, but my attorney advised me against it.  Therefore leaving me just as much a victim of a gross injustice, as the victim in my crime.  I am now in the final stages of my appeals process.  I have recently found out that I have access to this webpage.  In which I can appeal to those in society who care about the truth.  I am to the point where I may have only two or three years before I am executed.  I hope there are some out there who will take notice to what I have written on this webpage and lend me support in helping to show my innocence.  If anyone would like to contact me, I would appreciate your correspondence.  My time is short, I look forward to hearing from you.

to contact me :

Potosi Correctional Centre
Rte 2, Box 2222
Mineral Point, MO
63660  USA

I appreciate all those who have visited my webpage and hope you will return again.  May peace be with you and good blessings to you.

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