Three suspects plead guilty for roles in Cortez Clark’s murder


Three suspects pleaded guilty for roles in the death of 32-year-old Cortez Lamont Clark.

As part of a plea deal Tayvon Felton, 19, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and faces 12 to 18 years in prison.

Wade Wilson, 21, faces 6 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed. Both men are currently being held without bond.

Ameesha Gray, 23, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and unlawful use of vehicle. Gray was granted high intensity supervision pending sentencing.

A case for a fourth defendant, John Allen, is proceeding separately. Allen’s case is pending an indictment from the grand jury.

Following discussion of the plea deals, a prosecutor read aloud details of Clark’s murder in October 2015.

According to police, Clark was found dead in a hallway by a vacant apartment in Congress Heights. Clark’s lifeless body was found naked, with stab wounds and trauma.  According to the prosecutor’s narrative, Gray lured Clark to the apartment using a social media app where Wilson, Felton and Allen were waiting. Allen was armed with a knife. The intent was to rob Clark, but he was assaulted and stabbed to death.

Gray and Felton fled the scene in Clark’s car after taking his keys.

Felton, Wilson and Gray are set to be sentenced June 2 by Judge Lee.

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