Wife found guilty of murder in death of Clermont Co. man found in ditch

Wife found guilty of murder in death of Clermont Co. man found in ditch
A jury found Angelina Hamrick, 32, guilty of aggravated murder Thursday.

BATAVIA, Ohio (FOX19) - A Clermont County woman was found guilty of the murder of her husband, who was found in a ditch in Clermont Co.

A jury found Angelina Hamrick, 32, guilty of aggravated murder Thursday.

Michael Andrew Clark, 33, who may have helped Hamrick in the crime, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in late 2019 and testified against her in the trial.

42-year-old Air Force Recruiter Jason Hamrick’s body was found in June of 2019 after a resident called 911 and reported a male was unresponsive in a ditch line on their property in the 2400 block of Swings Corner Point Isabel Road.

According to Clermont County Prosecutor Mark Tekulve, he had been executed with a gunshot to the top of his head.

His body and clothing showed evidence of having been dragged across a hard surface for some distance after his death, Tekulve elaborated.

Investigators say Jason was reported missing the day his body was found after missing a family function he was expected to attend.

The couple had been going through a divorce since January 2018, Clermont County court records show.

Angelina was arrested a few weeks later after Jason’s body was found, along with Clark, who was accused of helping her.

Clark told officials Angelina Hamrick discussed how they would kill Jason Hamrick.

The affidavit says Angelina Hamrick contacted Clark telling him, “I did it,” on June 28.

Investigators say Clark told them Angelina had been planning the murder of her husband in an attempt to gain custody of her children.

Clark also told investigators she called him the day of the murder and admitted to killing Jason and that she intended to dispose of his body and other relevant evidence and clean the scene.

The prosecutor says evidence of a massive amount of cleaned blood was found in the family room, along with drops of Jason’s blood in the basement, deck and Jason’s van.

Clark is expected to be sentenced May 10.

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