A United States airman is accused of helping an Ohio woman kill her husband, who also once worked in the Air Force.
Technical sergeant Michael Clark, 33, has been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder on Saturday for the killing of 42-year-old Jason Hamrick, a recruiter for the Air Force.
The victim, a father of three, was found dead face down in a ditch last week, Fox 19 Cincinnati reports. His wife, 32-year-old Angelina Hamrick, has also been arrested and charged in connection with his death.
Someone called 911 on June 30 after finding his body on the property line, according to Fox 19. His body was found the same day Jason’s family called the sheriff’s office for a welfare check, Cinncinnati.com reports. He reportedly died from a single gunshot wound to his head.
The Hamricks were reportedly discussing getting a divorce, but Angelina was already seeing someone else: Clark and Angelina were boyfriend and girlfriend, according to Cinncinnati.com. Clark is a married father of two.
Hamrick allegedly admitted that she “conversed on a number of occasions about murdering Jason with her boyfriend," but claimed that Clark misunderstood what she meant. Clark allegedly told investigators that yes, he and his girlfriend talked often over a long period of time about how they would kill her husband.
Clark once lived in Clermont County, Ohio as well but he now lives in Abilene, Texas. He works for an Air Force Base located in Texas. Hamrick has worked as a recruiter in the Cincinnati area since 2015 and has been enlisted in the Air Force for about 15 years, according to Local12.
"We are fully aware that TSgt Clark was arrested for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder," a spokesperson from the base told KTXS, a local station which serves the Abilene area, in a statement. "It is currently under investigation by Clermont County Sheriff's Office in Ohio. They are very serious allegations and go against everything we stand for as United States Air Force airmen."
The Clermont County Sheriff's Office has thanked the U.S. Air Force for its role in the arrest of the suspects. Both have been arraigned on one million dollar bonds. It’s not clear if either have attorneys who can speak on their behalf at this time.
Angelina reportedly lost custody of her three children February, an unnamed source told KTXS. An unnamed source also told the outlet that Clark and Angelina had been having an affair since last year and that he would sometimes come and visit the couple and stay in their basement.
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