Carey club shooter pleads guilty in two killings

Upper Sandusky, Ohio — A Tiffin, Ohio, man accused by a prosecutor of the “cold-blooded execution” of two other members of the Carey Conservation Club pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and kidnap charges March 31 and was told he could be sentenced to life in prison.

When asked by Judge Kathleen A. Aubry what he had done to be face the charges, Richard L. Clark, 65, replied, “I murdered two people.”

Aubry set Clark's sentencing in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court for May 7.

Clark’s $2 million cash bond was revoked, and he remains in custody in the Crawford County Jail in Bucyrus.

Clark entered his guilty pleas after withdrawing a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Clark was found competent to go on trial at an earlier court hearing.

“He is suffering from some stress because of the situation, but he is competent,” defense attorney Robert Grzybowski of Lima, Ohio, told Aubry.

Aubry told Clark he could be sentenced to life in prison with no parole or parole eligibility after serving 20, 25, or 30 years. In addition, Clark must serve an additional three years in prison on each charge because a firearm was used in the killings.

Wyandot County Prosecutor Jonathan K. Miller described the shootings as a “calculated, cold-blooded execution of two human beings.” 

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