Former Austin Police Officer Charged in Girlfriend’s Death
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas police officer has been extradited from Indonesia and charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend in Austin.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that VonTrey Jamal Clark arrived at an Austin airport late Wednesday. Records show he has been booked into the Bastrop County Jail.
Clark is charged with capital murder in the death of 29-year-old Samantha Dean, whose body was found in February behind a vacant shopping center in Austin. She was seven months pregnant.
Austin media have reported the police department fired 32-year-old Clark in July for insubordination and neglect of duty, after which he flew to Indonesia. He evaded authorities for some time before being arrested later that month on the resort island of Bali on an Interpol notice.
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