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Adams County Man Convicted of First Degree Intentional Homicide, Hiding a Corpse, Forgery, Identity Theft and False Information on a Missing Person


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Larry Clark, 61, of Big Flats, WI, was convicted today in Adams County Circuit Court of first degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, two counts of uttering a forgery, identity theft, and two counts of false information on a missing person, following a five-day jury trial. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Curran presided over the case. Larry Clark faces a maximum of life imprisonment. A sentencing date has not yet been set.


During the trial, the State presented evidence that Clark shot his mother, Marcella Clark, in the back with a revolver while she stood in the kitchen of their shared residence. Clark then left the body on a tarp in woods on the property. In the subsequent several months, Larry Clark used his deceased mother’s checking accounts and credit cards to purchase food and other items at local stores. When confronted by police and others questioning his mother’s whereabouts, Clark told several different lies, including that she was out of state with relatives or in the hospital dying.


The State is represented by Adams County District Attorney Tania M. Bonnett and Assistant Attorney General David Maas. The case was investigated by the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Victim and witness services were provided by the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.