Thomasine Bennett was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a man in the 700 block of 21st Street, NE on Feb. 17. Thomasine Bennett news release (PDF) Thomasine Bennett news release (Text)
There were 12 homicides in October 2017 and nine cases were resolved. Here is our monthly wrap-up of cases covered in October. Homicides Of the 12 homicides, ten of them were shootings, one was a stabbing, and one was a murder by asphyxiation. Five arrests have been made in the October murders, and two arrests […]
There were twelve homicides in the month of July, and three cases were put to rest with a guilty verdict or plea. Though there were the same number of homicides in July of 2017 as last July, there have been less homicides as compared to this time last year. There have been seventy-one homicides compared […]
A woman who stowed her boyfriend’s battered body in a closet after fatally beating him with a baseball bat has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Thomasine Bennett, 67, entered a guilty plea for voluntary manslaughter for killing Walter Clark, 63. Clark’s battered body was found in Bennett’s house three days after Valentine’s Day. Upon police arrival, Bennett admitted […]
When confronted by police, 76-year-old Thomasine Bennett admitted to beating her boyfriend and led police to the hallway closet where she stowed his battered body. When asked why, Bennett said, “she was tired of loving him.” The details of 63-year-old Walter Clark’s fatal beating were made public this week in documents charging Bennett with his death. […]
Thomasine Bennett was charged with the murder of Walter Clark.
Police arrested a 76-year-old woman for her alleged role in the murder of Walter Mack Clark. According to a police spokesperson, on Friday around 1 p.m. police responded to a call on 700 block of 21st St., where they found Clark, 63, suffering from trauma. Clark was taken to a nearby hospital where he was […]