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USA [Oklahoma]: Death penalty / Legal concern for native American Robert William Clayton

, Index number: AMR 51/178/2000

Robert Clayton is scheduled to be executed in Oklahoma on 4 January 2001 for the 1985 murder of Rhonda Kay Timmons. His clemency hearing before the state Pardon and Parole Board is due to take place on 30 November. A psychologist, who testified at the trial, assessed that he had an IQ of 68 (indicating a learning disability), a tendency to be dependent and submissive, and was emotionally immature.

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