Death penalty for inmate convicted in Angola CO's murder

Cameron Clark was convincted of first-degree murder in the slaying of Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt


The Associated Press via The Republic

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — The jury in the Jeffrey Cameron Clark murder trial has decided that he should be put to death for killing a Louisiana State Penitentiary security officer more than 11 years ago.

The seven men and five women, who were chosen in St. Tammany Parish to hear the case, deliberated about 33 minutes Monday before returning the unanimous recommendation to presiding Judge Jerome M. Winsberg.

Clark, now 50, was convicted Sunday of first-degree murder in the slaying of Capt. David C. Knapps during an escape attempt on Dec. 28, 1999. He is already serving a life sentence for murdering a Baton Rouge lounge employee in October 1984.

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