A New Britain woman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty under the Alford doctrine, acknowleging there was enough evidence to convict her in a 2009 robbery-murder.
The New Britain Herald reports that Sherri Clark was a participant, with her boyfriend Michael Labarge, in the bludgeoning and stabbing death of 34-year-old Cornell Johnson. Labarge was found guilty of the murder and is serving a 65-year prison sentence.
Johnson’s dismembered body was found four days after his family reported him missing. His car was found, on fire, in Meriden. His body was found in a wooded area near the New Britain-Plainville line.