Windsor Murder: Clark's Husband Speaks Out

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM EST

The husband of Jean Clark speaks out to honor his wife's memory.

Clark died Tuesday night after a shoot-out at a home on Kent Street in Windsor.

Here's Action News Reporter James Gaddis.

Thomas Clark is still in shock over the violent death of his wife.

"This is the kind of stuff you see on TV. This doesn't happen to real people."

And in shock over some rumors he says have been circulating since.

"She was a good person. She was not a scumbag. She was not a drug dealer. She was a mother and she was all about family," said Clark.

Tuesday night, 39-year old Jean Clark of Parsons, Pennsylvania was staying with her cousin, Ethan Button, in Windsor.

State Police say two of Jean's friends, Anthony Carnevale and his wife Ashley, broke into the home to steal prescription drugs.

Jean was shot and killed during an altercation.
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"She was an innocent bystander. Bottom line."
Police say Anthony Carnevale also shot and injured Button.
Button then grabbed the gun from Anthony, and shot him.
So why was Jean Clark at the home?
Her husband says she had been on disability and was not working.
She was in Windsor to watch Button's pets, as he and his father planned to go out of town the next day.

Tom says his wife had stayed there before.

"They were very close. One of the times when we were separated she was staying there you know, and I appreciated the fact that she had somewhere to go."

Jean and Tom were married for 15 years, and had two children together.

Tom says it's been difficult, but they're helping him get through it.

"She was a good wife, and I'm going to miss her."

Tom says that, is all anyone needs to know.

James Gaddis, WBNG-TV. Action News.

Ethan Button is in Fair condition at Wilson Hospital.

21 year old Anthony Carnevale remains there and was in critical condition at last notice.

He was arraigned before a judge Thursday on the charge of 2nd degree murder.

Carnevale is in the custody of the Broome Sheriff's Office.

His wife, 20 year old Ashley, is in the Broome County Jail and also charged with murder.

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