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Parents accused of murder waive extradition

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By Valencia Wicker 

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) – The parents accused of killing their 2-year-old daughter have waived their right to an extradition hearing. Police say the couple will be transported from Georgetown to Mooresville, N. C. within the next six days. The two will face one count of first degree murder and two counts of felony child abuse.

On March 15, 2012, police say a 2-year-old was found lifeless at 519 Sharpe Street in Mooresville, N.C.

Police would not release the child's name, but the child's paternal grandmother told ABC News 4 the girl's name was Lucy Rose Clark.  

It took police 11 months to charge and arrest the child's parents, 22-year old Nicholas Burnett Clark and 21-year-old Sheila Amanda Hendley.

"Some cases are complex and we have to make sure we are thorough in our investigation," said Capt. Joseph Cooke of the investigation division of the Mooresville Police Department. "This case we were just waiting for, making sure all of our evidence was in, all of our results were back before we present our case to the district attorney and went forward with our charges."

Cooke says small town Mooresville has a low homicide rate for a city of its size.

"As far as statistics go…I know some years we have none. One year we may have two but, I mean there are times when we have one or two years in a row, we'll have no homicides," said Cooke.

Clark and Hendley are being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.


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