SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A judge sentenced 54-year-old Willie Clark to three life sentences for double murder and attempted murder on Friday.
According to a news release from the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a jury found Clark guilty in August of the murders of Andrea and Kevin Anderson and the attempted murder of Ronald Anderson.
Clark was in a relationship with Andrea Anderson, according to the news release, when he and Andrea were arguing on Feb. 13, 2015. Ronald Anderson tried to intervene and was shot by Clark, according to the news release.
When Andrea tried to run, Clark shot and killed her, according to the release. Then, Clark shot and killed Kevin Anderson, according to the news release, and shot Ronald Anderson twice more – Ronald survived and testified.
According to the news release, Clark fled to two girlfriend’s houses in Springfield and Arkansas. The woman in Springfield called the police and turned in a gun Clark left with her.
On Feb. 17, 2015, Clark was arrested.
He was also sentenced to 250 years for the armed criminal action charges.
According to the news release, “the Court stated that it was his intent ‘for the defendant to never breathe free air again.'”