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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Parker Man and Woman Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Murder

 

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Sharon Marie Clark, 57, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release.  Clark had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting.  On Dec. 20, 2017, Jeffrey Scott Williams, 56, of Parker, Ariz., was also sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release.  Williams had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting.

 

     On or between March 8 and 9, 2016, Clark and Williams took the victim to Clark’s apartment in Parker, Ariz.  At the apartment, Williams zip-tied the victim’s wrists and ankles, Clark duct-taped the victim’s mouth closed and struck the victim in the face with her fists, and Williams wrapped the victim up in plastic.  The victim was then dumped in a canal.  The medical examiner determined that the victim’s cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning.  The victim was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and the murder took place on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation. 

 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-16-01397-DJH         

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-007_Clark & Williams

 

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated January 25, 2018