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Sam Clark Jr. found guilty of manslaughter in wife’s slaying

Posted: 4:04 PM, Sep 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-26 17:09:32-04

Sam Clark has been found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the 2016 shooting death of his wife, Kimberley Perkins Clark.

Perkins Clark was 27 when she was shot twice in the head, and her body dumped in a Palmetto canal. She was the mother of four children.

Clark, 52, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. His sentencing is set for October 25.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Clark would have faced a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. A manslaughter conviction carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

We’ll have more on the story, including reaction from the victim’s family, tonight on KATC TV3.