Hit men offered money to kill Samantha Dean


Staff Report

The man who is in the center of the Samantha Dean murder investigation offered $5,000 to end the Kyle Victim Service Coordinator’s life, this according to a search warrant made public Wednesday.

According to a report from the Austin American-Statesman, former Austin Police Officer VonTrey Clark offered the money to a pair of men to murder Dean with Clark present.

The warrant, which was for the search of Clark’s locker at the Austin Police substation in East Austin, also included statements made by Aaron Williams, who is an associate of Clark. Williams was arrested after he allegedly sent threating text messages to an Austin Police employee who knew Dean.

William states in the warrant that Clark drove Dean to the area in Bastrop County where her body was later found. Williams said Dean’s killing was set up as a drug deal that had gone badly.

Dean, who was killed on Feb. 4, was seven months pregnant. Clark believed the child was his.

According to the American-Statesman’s report, the warrant said Dean refused to have an abortion after Clark “strongly urged” her to have one.

Williams told authorities that Clark sought to kill Dean after she wanted him to pay child support.

Authorities searched Clark’s locker for evidence in Dean’s murder. That included firearms, and clothing believed to be worn by Dean’s killer.

Clark, who had fled to Indonesia in July, was detained by Indonesian Authorities on Aug. 4 and is currently in their custody on a visa violation.

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