Anthony Clark was fourteen years old when he shot and killed two people during a robbery. According to court documents Clark arrange a meet with one of the victims in order to rob him. When the victim showed up with another person Anthony would shoot and kill both of them. Due to his age at the time of the double murder once he was convicted of the double murder this teen killer would be sentenced to sixty years in prison for each of the murders
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A West Boynton teen who killed two men — shooting them each in the head and then going shopping at malls — was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.
Anthony Clark, now 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two cousins, Ricky Miner, 23, of Boynton Beach, and Andrew Laudano 21, of West Boynton.
Clark was just 14 years old when he shot and killed them during a robbery committed with two accomplices.
“It was so horrific, I can’t even look at the crime-scene photos,” said Mary Lynn Hougen, holding a framed photograph of her son, Miner. “How could anyone do this to two human beings? How does this happen to a mom?”
Circuit Judge Laura Johnson agreed, “It’s senseless.”
Clark stood beside his attorney, Kai Li Aloe Fouts, while pleading guilty and didn’t make any statement in court. Clark must serve at least 25 years of the sentence, Johnson said.
Co-defendant Reed Albertson, 19, also is expected to resolve his charges with a guilty plea on Wednesday. The third assailant has not been arrested yet, prosecutor Andrew Slater told the court.
The victims were both found on April 7, 2015, with bullet wounds to the head in and near a car parked in the Melrose Park neighborhood off Lyons Road, west of Boynton Beach.
Hougen, who has four other children, said she at first wanted to die after the killing of her “kind, funny, charming … precious little boy.”
But she said she managed to go on, and during Friday’s hearing read her son’s Mother’s Day letter to her that he wrote while in the first grade.
Christian Laudano, younger brother of Andrew Laudano, couldn’t hold back his anger when given a chance to address the court.
“He had a kid, bro,” Laudano said. “He had something to live for. When you get out bro, karma is a mother. Just remember that.”
Sarah Bowers, mother of Andrew Laudano’s now 4-year-old son, lamented the absence of the man in her child’s life.
“Our son will never get to spend any more birthdays or holidays with his dad,” she said.
Prosecutor Slater said Clark gave a “full and complete” confession to the killings, as part of a negotiated plea deal with his attorney.
Clark was arrested eight days after the shootings at Palm Beach International Airport, as he tried to board a flight to St. Louis, according to an arrest report.
Deputies said they found witnesses who claimed Clark admitted wanting to rob Laudano. Investigators said they also learned Clark had a laser-equipped gun that he had allegedly stolen in a vehicle burglary, and there was evidence Clark had gone on a shopping spree at malls in Boynton and Wellington on the day of the killings
Clark told a detective he had dropped out of school and didn’t know how he was going to make money, according to the report. Clark also mentioned during the interview how he saw Laudano with a lot of cash and a gun. The prosecutor said Clark bought marijuana from Laudano in the past.
Investigators said Laudano’s Dodge Charger appeared to be rummaged through, and Laudano was missing a Michael Kors rose-gold colored watch and his iPhone 6, according to the report.
Detectives said Clark had the same watch when he was arrested.
Kelly Neal, Miner’s older sister, told the court she wanted Clark to receive a death sentence, which she recognized wasn’t possible under the law because of his age.
“Take no pity on this man,” she said. “He knew what he was doing.”
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Legends. That’s how the families of Andrew Laudano and Ricky Miner wanted everyone in a Palm Beach County courtroom Friday to remember them.
In the moments before Circuit Judge Laura Johnson sentenced the men’s 14-year-old killer to 60 years in prison for gunning them down in a 2015 west Boynton robbery, it was important for their families — especially Laudano’s brothers — to show Anthony Clark that not even his bullets could could break the love and admiration they had for the 21 and 23-year-old larger-than-life personalities who considered each other more family than best friends.
“This was their world, you’re just living in it,” Christian Laudano, Laudano’s younger brother, told Clark, now 17.
“Let him know,” said James Bell, another of Laudano’s brothers.
Andrew Laudano with his son, Andrew Laudano, Jr., shortly before his death. (Family photo)
Clark stared ahead expressionless through most of the commentary, even as the brothers’ grief manifested through dark wishes for what will happen to Clark when he gets to prison, or even worse, when he gets out.
It was Laudano’s money, according to Assistant State Attorney Andrew Slater’s in-court narrative of the case to Johnson Friday, that sparked Clark’s plan to rob and kill Laudano two years ago. The plan, which Slater said Clark hatched with an unnamed accomplice who hasn’t been indicted, was to set up Laudano to meet, then rob and kill both him and whoever happened to be with him at the time.
Clark told investigators that he and the unnamed accomplice used to buy marijuana from Laudano and targeted him because he saw he carried large sums of cash. Slater said Clark bought the murder weapon at school days before the killing, and Reed Albertson, who will be sentenced Wednesday, joined the plot days before it ultimately came to fruition on April 7, 2015 in the 900 Block of Talway Circle in the Melrose Place community west of Boynton Beach.
There, Slater said Clark told him, Albertson and the unnamed accomplice acted as lookouts while Clark shot both Laudano and Minor in the head as they sat in a Dodge Charger, then fired another bullet in Laudano’s head at the encouragement of the unnamed accomplice.
Investigators at the time of Clark’s arrest said the robbery got him $5,000, which they spent partially on a video game system and expensive sneakers he bought on a shopping spree at a mall with friends after he bragged about the killing.
As part of the 60-year plea deal, Clark will serve a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison, but will be eligible for release after a review of his case then based on new state laws regarding sentencing for juvenile offenders.
Friday’s sentencing brought tears from the mother of Laudano’s 4-year-old son, who remembered the young father teaching his son how to walk only to have his life taken before he could be there for much more.
Ricky Minor with his girlfriend shortly before his death. (Family photo)
For Minor’s mother, Mary Lynn Rogan, the memories were of her son’s loving, protective nature. She told Johnson about how she’d gotten a call from her son’s middle school principal shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A group of bullies had beaten up three Pakistani girls in a school bathroom, and when Minor found out, his mother said the principal explained, he responded by personally walking each of the girls to their classes from that day on so that no one would hurt them.
In elementary school, he made a card out of construction paper as a school project for Mother’s Day and explained that he loved his mother because she treated him nice, was always there for him and always fed him — in that order.
“Is your mom special as mine?” Minor wrote in the short essay that Logan read aloud Friday, later adding: “Whenever I get hurt she always makes it better. She always keeps me safe. Don’t you wish you had a mom like mine?”
For Minor’s niece, Lexi “Lexx” Neal, every day brings with it memories of the love and life advice her uncle gave her. Chief among his pearls of wisdom: Keep going.
“He would always say that,” she said. “No matter what happens, whatever you go through, keep going.”
The words have been hard for her to remember at times, and she told Johnson in court Friday that her uncle’s death launched her into a deep depression that separated her from her family and friends, led her to stop wanting to go to school and inflicted emotional pain she still suffers from today.
There was no one in the courtroom for Clark, except for his defense attorney, Kai Li Fouts, who from the start of the case had tried her best to remind everyone both in and out of court that her client, after all, was and is a child.
Minor’s older sister, Kelly Neal, urged Johnson to “take no pity on this man.” And even after Laudano’s brothers’ words led deputies to ask them to leave the courtroom, they stood outside waiting for the sentencing hearing to end and said they weren’t sorry for anything they said.
Their sympathy, they said, had been lost at the sight of the pair of tears Clark had tattooed under his eye after the killings, a symbol made popular in prison culture to signify the number of people a gang member or prisoner has killed.
Christian Laudano said he believed that Clark killed his brother and Minor while playing the role of “gangster.” But the younger brother said he had personally watched Clark’s confession video and said he was “crying like a girl” and also had violated the so-called gangster code to which he ascribed by “snitching” to police about the plot in order to broker the deal.
“My brother, I couldn’t even give you words that could tell you how big a person he was,” Christian Laudano said. “He lived more life in 23 years than most people live in a whole lifetime