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Cecil Clayton Executed: Man with Part of Brain Missing Given Lethal Injection

(News.com.au) – A DEATH row inmate who lost part of his brain in an industrial accident has been executed after a last minute stay of execution failed. Missouri prisoner Cecil Clayton received a lethal injection and died just eight minutes later. The 74-year-old’s lawyers appealed to both the US Supreme Court and the state’s governor Jay Dixon arguing he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.

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