Man on Death Row pleads his innocence to Gov. Nixon just weeks before his execution date.
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Man on Death Row pleads his innocence to Gov. Nixon just weeks before his execution date.

Date: January 4, 2011
By: Jamal Andress
State Capitol Bureau

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A family feels clemency from Governor Nixon is their only option to avoid what some call an unjust execution. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Richard Clay is scheduled to be executed for the murder of Randy Martindale on January 12.  

Clay's family and their attorney, Jennifer Herndon held a news conference at the state capital asking Governor Jay Nixon to grant Clemency to Richard Clay.

During the news conference Richard Clay's son, Kiefer Clay came to tears while discussing his father's situation.

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Description: "It sucks that I have to even choose but at this point, this is all I'm left with. I'm left with begging for my dad's life. I choose life over death."
 
The Governor has not yet made a decision on clemency for Richard Clay.

During Nixon's Term he has not granted Clemency to anyone.

From the state Capitol I'm Jamal Andress. 

      

Intro: 
A news conference is held on behalf of a man set to be put to death on January 12. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Richard Clay is on death row for the murder of Randy Martindale.

Richard Clay's attorney, Jennifer Herndon called a news conference to request clemency from Governor Jay Nixon.    

Herndon says former U.S. Congressman and prosecutor during Richard Clay's trial, Kenny Hulshof withheld evidence from the trial that could have kept Clay out of jail.

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Description: "Hulshof is fabricating evidence, he's misleading the jury, he's hiding evidence, these same things that happened in Josh's Case and in Dale's case are the exact same things that happened in Rick Clay's case."

Hulshof has recently faced controversy for his conduct in the cases of Joshua Kezer and Dale Helmig.

In both of these cases a judge found that Hulshof withheld evidence from the jury.

Both Kezer and Helmig served 14 years for convictions which were later overturned by the courts.

From the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.

 


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