Ronald Moreland Sr., reads his emotional victim’s impact statement to the court. Clark, in light blue prison garb leans back in his chair partially hidden by attorney, Joseph Vavra. Public Defender, C. Adrian Pincola sits to the left of Vavra.
HARRISON COUNTY – Murder suspect, Wesley Clark was just sentenced to life with 30 years full term mandatory sentence without parole by Common Pleas Judge, T. Shawn Hervey early this afternoon. The sentence means that Clark must serve at least 30 years before even applying for parole.
Clark pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the death of 26 year-old, Dustin Moreland last May.
No less than seven victim’s impact statements were read by the victim’s family, as well as by Jessica Norris, victim’s advocate on behalf of the Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office.
The scene was emotional as various Moreland family members condemning Clark anywhere from life to hell and spoke of how much he took from them.
Clark also made a statement of remorse and apologizing to the Moreland family as well as his own for the pain he caused and stated that he wished he could take it back but also said that he knew the apology probably didn’t go very far.
The courtroom broke into applause when Hervey read the sentence, which was followed by much sobbing from Moreland’s family.
Further details in Saturday’s print edition of the News-Herald.