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Murder trial begins in case of man accused of killing his wife

Posted: 6:06 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 17:49:13-04

The second-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing his wife is underway in Opelousas.

Sam Clark, Jr. is accused of killing Kimberly Clark in 2016. Her body was found in a Palmetto canal. Investigators say she was shot twice in the head.

Today, the jury listened to several testimonies from investigators and also watched Clark’s interview when he was questioned by police.

During that interview, Clark says he and his wife were arguing. He says she left him and walked away from their home.

There is surveillance video showing Clark’s car leaving the area where his wife’s body was found. An hour before the time stamp on that surveillance video, Kimberly posted on Facebook “If I die say Sam Jr.”

According to her family, she was in an abusive marriage, and they believe that Facebook post will play a key role in this trial

“It was an unsafe environment,” Kimberly’s brother, Skyler Perkins, said. “We all knew that at the time. For Kimberly to make a post about that, she definitely knew what was going to happen. She saw it coming way before then. It’s always played a big part in the investigation.

The trial will resume Wednesday morning.