USA (Texas): Further information on death penalty / legal concern: James Lee Clark (m)
James Clark, white, aged 38, was executed in Texas in the early evening of 11 April 2007. He was sentenced to death in May 1994 for the rape and murder of 17-year-old Shari Catherine Crews in June 1993. His clemency petition had sought the commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment on the grounds that he had mental retardation. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected clemency, and Governor Rick Perry failed to intervene.