EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Pleads Guilty To 1999 Charleston Murder
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Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 22, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Kanawha Circuit Court on Monday, 14 years after a woman’s nude corpse was discovered in Roane County.
Daniel Turner entered his plea in the slaying of Terry Clark, 41, whose body was found along Route 119 outside of Walton. For years, Charleston police had been trying to solve the crime. Turner submitted a DNA sample, and a DNA sample from Clark’s murder provided a perfect match. Turner had been serving time for a drug charge in Tennessee when he was indicted for the murder.
Turner’s sentencing in the murder is set for Aug. 29. Prosecutors are recommending 30 years concurrent with the federal drug sentence that expires 2015.
Turner told police he hit Clark and strangled her in Charleston with a shoelace because he felt set up for a robbery during a drug deal.
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