Clifford Hayter

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Clifford Hayter

Hello, my name is Clifford Hayter, I am serving a sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP). I was convicted of second-degree burglary/murder in the first degree and have taken responsibility for the jury’s conclusion. I was engaged in a burglary that unfortunately took the life of Ms. Amundson.

The state argued that she was “scared to death”, in other words, they said that I stressed her into having a heart attack. I had no intent of this happening to anyone. I have broken the hearts of the victim’s family, my parents, family members, friends and have prayed and asked for forgiveness for the past 18 years.

I am a loving brother, uncle, great uncle and cousin to all of my family members. At this time in my life, I am passionate about giving back to others in any way that I can. I was born and raised in San Francisco with both of my parents, brother and sisters. My parents have taught me a great deal about work ethics, which has lead me to jobs such as: plumbing, carpentry, fork-lift operation, general warehouse, janitorial and auto repair.

During my incarceration, I have discovered ways to engage others socially by refereeing sporting activities, involving multiple individual attitudes in compromising situations that warrant my decision as a referee. I’ve learned how to hone my conflict-resolution skills in those situations. I’ve also learned to prioritize areas of importance to myself, as well as others. I have been working on bettering myself by working towards earning my GED. I also participated in self-help programs and earned some chronos.

We all know that “LWOP” is a death sentence, but through the grace of God, I know that a second chance is possible.

For more details concerning my case, you can contact me at:

Clifford Hayter V32822
CSP Solano, B7-208
P.O. Box 4000
Vacaville, California 95696

January 6th, 2018