Adams County man convicted of homicide
Following a 5-day trial, an Adams County jury found a Big Flats man guilty of killing his mother. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Friday that 61-year old Larry Clark was convicted of 1st Degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, two counts of forgery, identity theft, and two counts of giving false information in a missing person case. During the trial, the State presented evidence that Clark shot his mother, 79-year old Marcella Clark, in the back with a revolver while she stood in the kitchen in the residence they shared in 2010. Clark then left the body on a tarp in the woods on the property. In the months that followed, Clark used his deceased mother’s checking accounts and credit cards to purchase food and other items at the local stores. When confronted by police and others questioning his mother’s whereabouts, Clark told several different lies, including that she was out of state with relatives or in the hospital dying. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran presided over the case. Clark faces a maximum of life imprisonment. A sentencing date has not been set.
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