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The Murder of William Clark
December 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Police first thought they had a suicide on their hands when they discovered wealthy oilman William Clark’s body sprawled across a bedroom floor in his opulent Park Hill neighborhood mansion in the spring of 1953. Instead, Clark’s death touched off a bizarre investigation involving a murder-for-hire plot, connections to the criminal underworld of the infamous Jacksboro Highway, and two subsequent killings. Let the library’s own Rene Gomez lead you through all the twists and turns in this sensational case that resulted in one of the longest trials in Fort Worth history.
A native of Fort Worth, Gomez is a unit supervisor in the Genealogy, Archives and Local History unit of the Fort Worth Library. He holds a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and has been with the library since 2001.