A Harris County man is sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend nearly 2 years ago. News 92 FM’s Alicia Alaniz reports:
It took jurors about 30 minutes Friday to reach the guilty verdict of 32-year-old James Clarke.
Clarke showed little emotion as the verdict was read. He is charged with the murder of 20-year-old Amber Elkins.
Elkins was last seen alive on July 24, 2011. Her body was found a week later in a duffle bag in a wooded area off Gene Campbell Road. Police determined that Elkins had been shot in the head.
A witness testified during the trial that he gave Elkins money and tried to help her get a job.
He also said he was trying to help her end an abusive relationship with Clarke.
The defense did not present any witnesses.
Elkin left behind a then, 9-month-old daughter. After Friday’s guilty verdict, Elkins’ family said they have a little peace now and will focus their attention on baby Ava.
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