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Judge upholds 5-year sentence

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By John Barnhart

    Last December, Vicky Thomas Clarke, 56, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter—she had been charged with second degree murder–for killing her brother in the early morning hours on Oct. 1, 2015.
    The eight-man, four-woman jury recommended a five-year sentence. The five-year sentence falls midway between the one to 10 years that a sentence for voluntary manslaughter can carry.
    Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge James Updike upheld that recommendation.


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