Description: Phoenix, AZ - Parker Man and Woman Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Murder
Sharon Marie Clark, 57, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release. Clark had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting. On Dec. 20, 2017, Jeffrey Scott Williams, 56, of Parker, Ariz., was also sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release. Williams had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting.
On or between March 8 and 9, 2016, Clark and Williams took the victim to Clarkís apartment in Parker, Ariz. At the apartment, Williams zip-tied the victimís wrists and ankles, Clark duct-taped the victimís mouth closed and struck the victim in the face with her fists, and Williams wrapped the victim up in plastic. The victim was then dumped in a canal. The medical examiner determined that the victimís cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning. The victim was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and the murder took place on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 25 years' in prison, followed by five years' of supervised release.