Hutcheson was brutally killed after she delivered a pizza to 229 Thompson Street in her 2002 Kia Sportage. Her body was discovered in the doorway of the residence by Cedartown police officers who heard her frantic screams while they were working a traffic stop nearby.
Clark, who was 15 at the time of the murder and his girlfriend, Cadedra Lynn Cook, who was 18 at the time, ordered the pizza from Dominos. When Hutcheson arrived to deliver the pizza, she was ambushed, bludgeoned and stabbed multiple times.
The two were arrested on 6/18/2012 after they were spotted by police officers and gave chase on foot.
According to Polk County District Attorney Jack Browning, no plea deal was ever offered in the case. Browning stated that Cook entered a blind plea without knowing the severity of the sentence he would receive.
Browning argued in court that Clark should be sentenced to life without parole, as was the position of the district attorney's office from day one, whether Cook pleaded guilty or went to trial.
Clark was sentenced to life with a possibility of parole after 50 years. Georgia law does not allow the death penalty for juvenile offenders.
Cook entered a guilty plea in November of 2013 and was was sentenced to life in prison. She will serve 30 years before being eligible for parole. (See related articles listed below).
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