17th Jul, 2019

Bromsgrove man David Clark sentenced to 15 years in prison for murdering wife

Harry Leach 12th Jul, 2018 Updated: 12th Jul, 2018

A BROMSGROVE man has today (July 12) been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of his wife on New Years Eve last year.

David Clark, formerly of Cloverdale, Bromsgrove, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.

Police were called to the Clark’s home address where they found 44-year-old Melanie Clark deceased in an upstairs bedroom.

A post-mortem later confirmed the cause of her death to be from a stab wound to the chest.

David Clark was arrested at the scene and was charged with Melanie’s murder on January 2.

He was found guilty of the murder on Wednesday June 27 following a three-week trial.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson from West Mercia Police, said: “This was a tragic, senseless crime which has devastated Melanie’s family and has left her children to grow up without a mother.

“I am thankful that justice has been served and I sincerely hope today’s sentencing will provide a small sense of closure for Melanie’s family.

“My thoughts remain with them as they continue to rebuild their lives and I would continue to ask hat their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“I would like to thank all the officers and staff involved within this investigation.”

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