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March 4, 2013

Teen’s accused murderer appears in court

Clark County Prosecutor lists expected charges

JEFFERSONVILLE — The man believed to have sexually assaulted and taken the life of a 17-year-old girl at her Clarksville apartment Saturday morning appeared in court this afternoon.

Richard Carley Hooten, 49, was advised of his constitutional rights and the charges that could be brought against him during the hearing in Clark County Circuit Court No. 1.

The Office of the Clark County Prosecutor has prepared charges of murder; rape and criminal deviant conduct, both class A felonies; criminal confinement, a class B felony; sexual battery, a class C felony; and strangulation, a class D felony.

Hooten is expected to be officially charged within three days.

Hooten was arrested about 8 a.m. Saturday, approximately five hours after Tara Willenborg was killed in her home at Cambridge Square Apartments, near Kopp Lane. Clarksville police have reported that Willenborg lived in the home with her boyfriend, who was not in the residence when she was killed.

Police said Willenborg’s boyfriend discovered her body after returning home from work.

Check back to newsandtribune.com and read Tuesday’s print edition for updates.

 

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