Murder conviction upheld in case of missing Oklahoma boy

Oklahoma

This Jan. 15, 2018 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Rebecca Faith Clark. Clark’s murder and child abuse convictions in the death of her 7-year-old adopted son, although the boy’s remains have never been found since his 2006 disappearance, were upheld Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder and child abuse convictions of a woman from Seminole in the 2006 disappearance of her adopted 7-year-old son whose body has never been found.

The court rejected claims Thursday by 63-year-old Rebecca Faith Clark of improper evidence and statements during her trial and ineffective assistance of counsel. Clark’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call for comment.

Clark and her husband, James Rex Clark, were each sentenced to life in prison in 2017 after being convicted of first-degree murder and child abuse in the disappearance of Colton Clark from their home.

James Clark is appealing his conviction.

Colton Clark and his 9-year-old brother were the Clarks’ nephews and were adopted after being removed from the custody of their biological parents.

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