UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting deaths of his estranged girlfriend and another man at a sportsmen’s club last fall.
A judge in Wyandot County, about 75 miles northwest of Columbus, sentenced 65-year-old Richard Clark on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty last month to two counts of aggravated murder.
Clark admitted he killed 49-year-old Roger Fredritz of rural Carey, and 49-year-old Cynthia Hawkinberry of Tiffin at the Carey Conservation Sportsman’s Association club on Nov. 1.
An investigator said he shot them multiple times with a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun, then smoked a cigarette outside before he was arrested.
Clark and Hawkinberry were formally engaged. Clark repeatedly cried during the hearing and apologized.