Convicted Murderer Let Out Of Prison

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A woman sent to prison for life in 1987 for driving her then boyfriend around while he stabbed her estranged husband to death was let free Friday.

50 year old Bonnie Clark is set to be paroled today from a Raleigh prison after serving 22 years of a life sentence.

Clark was convicted in 1987 for the murder of her husband, Camp Lejeune Marine Glennie Clark, he was stabbed more than 30 times outside of a local movie theater in Jacksonville

Clark's boyfriend at the time, Robert Bacon Jr. who authorities say helped kill Clarke's husband is serving life in prison without parole.

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  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 3, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    This is a sad story. The co-defendant received life without parole. I think both cases should've received the DEATH SENTENCE, but it wasn't, so is this a case of racial partiality?
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Aug 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM
    When are they going to let the dead man back to life.
  • by lania Location: wilson on Aug 2, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    i think this is so crazy she should have live in jail 100% why did they let her out of jail so crazy
  • by Phrogs4ever Location: Greenville on Aug 1, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    What a miscarriage of justice.
  • by te Location: ahoskie on Aug 1, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    mike- I disagree with you 100%. If you have taken someone elses life for any other reason other than self defense then I'm sorry, a slap on the wrist just don't get it.
  • by Mike on Aug 1, 2009 at 02:21 PM
    There are circumstances to every situation,and we a regular citizens do not know all of them.We get what the media wants us get.The lady served her time that the judge and jurors gave her.I to once killed a man and served my time and have not commited any other crimes since,and now own a productive small buisines.Am i different person now than iwas then?Yes I am.Pepole can and do change and in most cases we all need a second chance at something.All of you "religon" nuts need to read youre bible a little more and find the part that says we are not perfect and we all make mistakes.Its part of being human.Just remember there are 2 sides to every story and very seldom get to see the both of them.
  • by Dennis Location: carteret on Aug 1, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    Incorrect observer, Life without parole means just that.... WITHOUT PAROLE!
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Aug 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Another dual standard in NC. Why didn't she get the same sentence he did. She drove her boyfriend while he stabbed HER husband! I doubt he did it for fun! I bet she planned it and set her husband up! Historically females get less time for the same crime than men do! If you kill someone, other than in self defense, you should pay with YOUR life. Life in prison use to be 20 years, but I can't say for sure that is what it is now!
  • by CAROLYN Location: GVILLE on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    YES, I VOTED FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND HE HAS HIS DEGREE..What do you dum as.. people on this computer have,,other than ignorancy..This is not about our great president,it's about a woman killed her husband in 1987..Even if she killed in 2009,it's not the President fault.
  • by Observer Location: Greenville on Aug 1, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    Most people do not realize that in NC there is no such thing as 'Life Without Parole'. Although it's called that, the convict is still eligable for parole after serving a set number of years. Although the actual killer is still in prison, he will also have the opportunity to get out at some point. That's why murder should be an automatic death sentence.
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