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Clark pleads guilty in 2012 killing of a pizza delivery person, sentenced to life in prison

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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:47 pm

The teenager charged in the murder of a pizza delivery worker was sentenced after entering a plea in Polk County Superior Court today.

Eddie Clark, 17, pleaded guilty to felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and obstruction, according to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome.

Clark, then 16, and Cadedra Cook ordered a pizza from Domino's to Cook's home on Thompson Street in June 2012. Pizza delivery worker Elizabeth Hutcheson was stabbed and beaten to death when she delivered the pizza.

Cook pleaded guilty last year.

Polk County District Attorney Jack Browning said the plea not only waives Clark's right to trial but also any right to appeal.

"This puts closure with an exclamation point on it for the family," said Browning.

Browning said Clark will get what amounts to a life sentence. He was sentenced to life and can't seek parole for 50 years, he said. The death penalty was never an option because of Clark's age, Officials said.

Clark made this plea without negotiating, Browning said.

"There was no plea deal offer of any kind ever offered in this case," he said.

Newsome said this plea is the result of a solid investigation.

"Going into the court and blindly pleading guilty without any negotiation is a testament to the case we had against him," Newsome siad.

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