Ex-officer indicted in death of pregnant girlfriend in Texas

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 5:13 PM

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — A former Texas police officer has been indicted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend.

A Bastrop County grand jury indicted VonTrey Clark Wednesday on a capital murder charge.

The body of Samantha Dean was found behind a vacant building in February. Authorities say Dean was seven months pregnant, and that Clark shot her because he didn't want to pay child support.

Austin police fired Clark in mid-July for insubordination and neglect of duty. He was arrested in Indonesia at the end of July and extradited to the U.S. last month.

He's being held without bond in Bastrop.

Clark's attorney, Bristol Myers, calls the indictment an insignificant step toward bringing the case to trial.

A co-defendant has been charged with capital murder. Two others face evidence-tampering or retaliation charges.