Clark pleads guilty, sentenced to life
A Hartwell man pled guilty to murdering his wife in Hart County Superior Court last Friday, according to court documents.
Tyrus Lyntrail Clark, 40, was sentenced on March. 8 to life in prison with the possibility of parole after negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors. He will be eligible for parole in 2048. Clark was facing a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a malice murder charge.
Clark apologized to the family of the victim in court and “begged for forgiveness,” district attorney Parks White said.
An indictment issued by a Hart County Grand Jury in April 2018 accused Clark of shooting his 43-year-old wife Marilyn Clark Rucker with a .380 caliber handgun on March 2, 2018. The indictment also said Clark dragged Rucker’s body across the yard to a residence on Eagle Grove School Road and left it behind some bushes — attempting to hide it.
On March 5, 2018, Clark was apprehended by authorities at the Carolina Inn on North Murray Avenue in Anderson, S.C. after a nearly three-day manhunt by local and state law enforcement. At the time, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said authorities used a flash bomb and that Clark was armed with a gun.
Read the full story this Thursday in The Hartwell Sun.