Sunday, May 29, 2011
Clayton Adams - Another victim of Idaho's corrupt and inept legal system
On March 11, 2006 at 1:30 in the morning, Clayton Adams was outnumbered 3 to 1. They attacked him and beat him severely, hitting him and kicking him; one of them beating him with a rock. At that point, Clayton's life flashed before his eyes, and he believed that he was going to die. He did the only thing he could do, and fought for his life. After struggling to be free, he finally got loose and fled.
That same night, Clayton was arrested at his home and charged with capital murder, not even knowing someone had died during that fight. Because of poor police work, a public defender that did not, or would not, use all the evidence available, Clayton was unable to mount a proper defense or obtain any resemblance of a fair trial. The defense attorney did not even show up for the verdict which took 14 hours, and Clayton was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and aggravated battery. Clayton was given a life sentence plus ten years.
Clayton fought for his life that night, as anyone would, and is now spending his life in prison because of it.
(Clayton Adams is currently incarcerated in the Idaho Correctional Center)
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Posted by Idahowatcher at 9:18 AM