A man authorities say conspired with a former Texas police officer to kill the patrolman’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder, according to court records and law enforcement officials.
That announcement came hours after the former Austin officer, VonTrey Clark, was brought back from Indonesia by federal agents and charged with capital murder in the February death of 29-year-old Samantha Dean. Clark also faces a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Authorities contend that Clark and longtime friend Kevin L. Watson, the second man charged, conspired with others to orchestrate the killing. Bastrop County officials said Thursday that the 31-year-old Watson is being held in Houston. Clark is being held at the Bastrop County jail, southeast of Austin.