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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 killing of Arkansas woman

by Brianna Kwasnik | June 2, 2021 at 4:03 p.m.

The man accused of fatally shooting the woman he had previously been married to in August 2019 has pleaded guilty and was given a life sentence, according to the state prosecuting attorney’s office.

Marco Clark, 37, pleaded guilty to capital murder in the Aug. 24, 2019 death of 37-year-old Melinda Colburn, the prosecuting attorney’s office wrote in a news release.

The pair had previously been married, but separated in early August 2019, according to the release.

Clark reportedly lured Colburn back to the family home and shot her, the release stated.

“A plea of guilty to capital murder is a rare thing,” prosecuting attorney Keith L. Chrestman said in the release.

CORRECTION: Marco Clark pleaded guilty to capital murder in the death of Melinda Colburn, according to the prosecuting attorney’s office. Because of incorrect information provided by the prosecuting attorney's office, an earlier version of this story misspelled Colburn's name.

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