Austin cop accused of murdering girlfriend because she wouldn’t abort their baby
AUSTIN, TX, November 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- An Austin police officer is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, because she wouldn't abort their pre-born child.
Vontrey Clark has been charged with murdering Kyle Victim Service Coordinator Samantha Dean. Dean was shot three times in her head, while she was seven months pregnant.
The mother had already named her baby, "Madeline." Her body was found on February 3, discarded behind a shopping center.
Investigators zeroed in on the father of Dean's preborn child, 32-year-old Vontrey Clark. But Clark flew to Indonesia the day before he was scheduled for a meeting at the Austin Police Department, where he was employed as an officer.
Federal agents arrested Clark and brought him back to the States. He was placed in Bastrop County Jail, and booked for capital murder.
Clark is accused of conspiring with several others to kill Dean, because she refused to have an abortion.
On Wednesday, Clark entered a not guilty plea. He will return to court on February 24, 2016.
Three others were allegedly involved. Kevin Watson is charged with murder, Kyla Fisk is accused of covering up the murder, and Aaron Williams allegedly intimidated a key witness.
Tragically, a man killing his pregnant girlfriend because she won't abort their baby is not uncommon.
As LifeSiteNews reported, former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth is serving an 18-year sentence for conspiring to kill his then-pregnant girlfriend. She died, but their son lived, albeit with cerebral palsy, and has now turned now 16.
In 2013, a Brooklyn man confessed to smothering a 14-year-old pregnant girl, keeping her body in a suitcase, and trying to set her remains on fire because she would not have an abortion.
In 2010, a Mississippi man was charged with murdering his five-month-pregnant girlfriend, and additionally was charged with the murder of their preborn child. Harrison County prosecuting attorney Herman Cox explained, “I searched the law and found a change that makes it possible to charge him with the murder of a fetus."
Only 21 states have homicide laws against killing a baby at any gestational age, with clear language such as from "conception," "fertilization" or "post-fertilization."
In 2008, two men were convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing of a pregnant Canadian woman. Both the mother and the child died, but because Canada does not recognize the life of the child, the men were charged with only one count of murder.