CECIL CLAYTON, Death Row
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 :
CECIL CLAYTON 990 141
Potosi Correctional Centre
Rte 2, Box 2222
Mineral Point, MO
I appreciate all those
who have visited my webpage and hope you will return
again. May peace be with you and good blessings to
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