Protesters decry plea bargains in Clark case

Published 8:09 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More than 50 people gathered outside the Polk County courthouse yesterday to protest a plea bargain expected to be offered to Ida Hayes Clark in Superior Court. Among those present were members of Clark V’s family.

Clark is charged with accessory after the fact of second-degree murder in connection with the murder of Clark V, who was her brother.

Trent Allen Miller, Clark’s then-boyfriend, was charged with first-degree murder in the case but pled guilty to second-degree murder in November.

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Clark V’s son, Jamison Edward Clark, has said he is angry that both suspects in the case could be offered plea bargains.

The case is now expected to be heard today.