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Victim’s husband charged with first degree murder

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 6:44 am

Rico Clark

After being released from jail in a Franklin County case on Wednesday, Rico Clark, 27 of Union was taken into custody by Lincoln County authorities and charged with murder in the killing of his wife last month.

The body of Megan Moody, 29, who also went by Megan Clark was found fataly shot at the Elsberry Motel and Lodge on July 1.

Her husband is being charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of his wife.

Despite being found dead in the motel with multiple gunshot wounds on July 1, police believe she was killed the day before. The Major Case Squad as well as the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated the death.

The husband was originally arrested after his wife’s death on May 13 stemming from a domestic assault case in Franklin County. He was released on Wednesday and is now being held without bail in Lincoln County.

(All persons charged of a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)