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Judge hears killer’s motion for new trial

Convicted killer Jennifer Clark was in Lamar superior court Monday for a hearing on a motion for new trial before Judge Tommy Wilson. She is serving life plus 60 years for the murder of her husband Donald Clark who was killed by multiple blows to the head with a metal baseball bat Nov. 19, 2008. His battered body was dumped in a Redbone corn field where it was found on Christmas eve, 2008. ******************** NOTICE: This story and photo(s) are under copyright. They may not be republished or disseminated in any form or format – including social media – without explicit permission. ********************* The motion was presented by attorney David Walker who called Suesan Miller, the lead attorney for Clark during her trial, as his only witness. Walker went over the many issues that arose at trial with the credibility of Michael Yost, Clark’s codefendant. Yost pleaded guilty to three counts and is serving a life sentence. Part of his plea deal was agreeing to testify against Clark. Walker claimed Clark was over eight months pregnant at the time of the killing and was unable to lift a bat, drag a body, etc. He also claimed Yost coerced Clark into going along with his plan to kill Donald Clark. Walker honed in on a specific jury charge regarding the credibility of Yost’s testimony that was not given at trial. Assistant district attorney Cindy Adams countered Yost’s credibility was discussed at length and got Miller to admit her central trial strategy was to discredit Yost who admitted under oath he was on probation for burglary at the time of the killing and had made multiple false statements to law enforcement during the Clark investigation. The defense and prosecution have until Feb. 3 to provide additional briefs to the court for consideration before a ruling is made.

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