Ricky Ray Rector

Ricky Ray Rector (January 12, 1950 – January 24, 1992) was executed for the 1981 murder of police officer Robert Martin in Conway, Arkansas.

After killing a man in a nightclub, he later first agreed to turn himself in, but instead shot in the back the police officer who negotiated his surrender. He then shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide attempt. The attempt effectively resulted in a lobotomy. Despite Rector's mental state, then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton made a point of overseeing Rector's execution during the 1992 U.S. Presidential campaign.

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