Norma Jean Clark: Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Her for Murdering Her Husband 23 Years Ago

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Norma Jean Clark, accused of murdering her husband in 1987
Back in April 1987, when Edmund High Clark was found dead in his bedroom from a shot to the head and one in the back, his wife Norma Jean said she'd been sleeping in another room and was awakened by the shots.

She fled to a neighbor's, she told investigators, and apparently wasn't much help in offering clues to suspects.

She eventually moved to Tennessee, where she was arrested this week for murdering her husband 23 years ago.

The cold case squad of the Harris County Sheriff's Office took on the unsolved case last year, and uncovered "evidence that led to the charge of murder being filed on Mrs. Clark," HCSO says.

HCSO spokesperson Christina Garza tells Hair Balls no more details -- such as what type of evidence was found, or anything on Clark's life in Tennessee -- were not available and wouldn't be until the two investigators who helped arrest her returned to Houston.

Clark is now 62 and was arrested in Winchester, Tennessee.

The murder took place in the family home in the 22900 block of Laurelwood Lane in north Harris County, at about five in the morning.

"Two tremendous public servants, Sgt. Eric Clegg and Sgt. Dean Holtke, are bringing much needed closure to the surviving families of the victims of these horrible crimes," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. "It is these survivors, and the memory of their loved ones, that motivate our cold case investigators, and me, to continuously find ways to bring justice and closure to their cases, regardless of how much time has gone by and regardless of the budget constraints and geographic boundaries."

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she.salyers
she.salyers

If you only knew "as I did"  you would have a different opinion. Loving caring and fateful ,They booth agreed this is for all ways. All of the painful things they put booth family through to be together!  If you knew what she gave up to be with Ed. A true Ass. That was a fact He was going to leave her.      R.I.P. Ed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bill S

she.salyers
she.salyers

If you only knew "as I did"  you would have a different opinion. Loving caring and fateful ,They booth agreed this is for all ways. All of the painful things they put booth family through to be together!  If you knew what she gave up to be with Ed. A true Ass. That was a fact He was going to leave her.      R.I.P. Ed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bill S

Joycemcdaniel53
Joycemcdaniel53

OMG  and to think that she used to live right next door to me and my late Husband when I livbed in TX and when I was working she even looked in on my Husband because he was ill now that's scary---Joyce McDaniel

Gaff in a Head Act
Gaff in a Head Act

Ummm...so how come so many of the stranger-on-stranger cases DON'T get solved?

Really, HCSO? Really?? Sounds like you got a junket to Tennessee, on our dime. What's next, a Harris County dog gone missing in Reno, Nevada?

circeherbivora
circeherbivora

Well, I suppose its good to finally have an answer. As far as I'm concerned her jail sentence will depend on whether she shot him because he was abusing her and she couldn't take it anymore OR if she just wanted the insurance money or to take up with somebody else.If it was the "burning bed" scenario, then I'm a bit more sympathetic and I would hope her sentence would be appropriate...if she's just a cold-blooded killer then no amount of time matters and she needs to pay for taking a human life.

Nannadinki
Nannadinki

umm .. this blog is short bussed. There is only one family involved. and the victim died 23 years ago. so no closer can be brought. except for the old bag rottin in jail. and really after 23 years. who cares. let the old lady go you hardons for the law.

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