TROY CLARK DEAD BY LETHAL INJECTION FOR MURDER
You may or may not have heard of Troy Clark. The state of Texas just executed him by lethal injection on Wednesday in Huntsville. Why would you have heard of him? Well, a jury convicted him and a judge sentenced him to death and the only evidence was the testimony of his girlfriend. But the girlfriend also confessed to participating in the murder. So it’s a little awkward right there. Why? There was absolutely no physical evidence whatsoever connecting him to the murder. Just one woman’s word, who may or may not have killed the victim all on her own.
TEXAS EXECUTED CLARK, SENTENCED TO DEATH WITH NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
The murder victim was their former housemate, Christina Muse. They allegedly drowned the young mother and then tried to dispose of her body by putting it in a barrel of lime. The murder was in 1998. Clark’s then girlfriend, Tory Bush, received a 20-year sentence in exchange for testifying against Clark, who is now dead for the privilege. Clark always said he’s innocent and he’s dead. Bush confessed and will be out of prison soon. There’s something a little fishy about this, right? Of course, we don’t know what really happened. We just know that the only evidence that was needed to execute Clark was the word of one woman. But that woman had something to gain, because she’s still alive.
TEXAS EXECUTES CLARK, 9TH EXECUTION SO FAR THIS YEAR
Clark’s last words were “I’m not the one that killed Christina, so whatever makes y’all happy. I love y’all. I’ll see you on the other side. Y’all be good. OK Warden I’m ready.” When the lethal injection hit his system he said, “I feel it.” And that was all. Clark over the years has maintained that he had a poor defense and was never allowed to offer rebuttal evidence about his supposed danger to society. And then, of course, there’s the fact that his then girlfriend’s testimony was the only evidence against him. But the two were meth users. And Clark’s stated alibi for the murder was being away from the murder scene home at the time of the murder, selling meth himself. Clark is the 9th person Texas has executed so far this year.