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Seminole woman’s convictions of murder, child abuse upheld by appeals court

The Associated Press - October 24, 2019 12:49 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder and child abuse convictions of a woman from Seminole in the 2006 disappearance of her adopted 7-year-old son whose body has never been found.

The court rejected claims Thursday by 63-year-old Rebecca Faith Clark of improper evidence and statements during her trial and ineffective assistance of counsel. Clark’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

Clark and her husband, James Rex Clark, were each sentenced to life in prison in 2017 after being convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse in the disappearance of Colton Clark from their home.

James Clark is appealing his conviction.

Colton Clark and his 9-year-old brother were the Clarks’ nephews and were adopted after being removed from the custody of their biological parents.

 

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