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Lufkin woman convicted in co-sleeping death indicted for fraud; husband also charged

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Mark Clark (Source: Angelina County Jail) Mark Clark (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Vanessa Clark (Source: Angelina County Jail) Vanessa Clark (Source: Angelina County Jail)

A Lufkin couple split by separate jury verdicts following trials in their child's death face new criminal charges following an Angelina County grand jury indictment.

The grand jury indicted Mark Wayne Clark, 33, on 29 counts of fraud and his wife, Vanessa Lynn Clark, 33, on 18 counts of fraud. All 40 counts are from 2011.

The Clarks went to trial separately in 2012 in connection to their infant son's death in 2010. It was their second son to die as a result of them sleeping with it.

A jury found Vanessa Clark guilty of child endangerment in April. District Judge Paul White sentenced her to 119 months in prison. She is out of prison on a $100,000 appeal bond.

A jury found Mark Clark not guilty of the same charge in May. Court testimony revealed he did not know the infant was in bed with him when he died.

Prosecuting attorney Dale Summa referred comment on the details of the charges to the indictment, which is not yet available in the district clerk's office.

Neither has been booked in the Angelina County Jail on the charges.

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