Layton Lester was a fifteen year old teen killer from Georgia who was convicted of the murder of his Great Aunt and now is accused of the murder of Correctional Officer Robert Clark
According to court documents Layton Lester and accomplices would break into the home of his Great Aunt Lorrine Bozeman who would be murdered during the robbery.
Layton Lester would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for malice murder, a concurrent term of 20 years for armed robbery, and terms of 20 years for burglary to run consecutively to the murder sentence and five years for the firearm count to run consecutively to the burglary sentence
Now Layton Lester is accused of the murder of Correctional Officer Robert Clark. Clark was escorting Layton out of the dining hall at Smith State Prison when Layton would attack the guard with a homemade weapon. Another inmate attempted to help Clark and would be assaulted in the process.
Layton Lester would be taken into custody and now faces the death penalty
Layton Lester Now
MAJOR OFFENSE: MURDER
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: SMITH STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: LIFE
Layton Lester Case
A Smith State prisoner is facing more time after attacking another inmate and killing an officer.
Correctional Officer Robert Clark, 42, was reportedly escorting two inmates from the dining hall at the prison on Sunday when one, identified as Layton Lester, assaulted him from behind with a homemade weapon.
Officials say the other inmate, Marko Willingham, tried to step in and help Officer Clark. That’s when Lester attacked him too, sending them both to the hospital.
The inmate who tried to help is still recovering. Clark, who had only just begun working at the state prison in April, was pronounced dead.
“The entire GDC team is mourning the loss of one of our own, and we collectively express our deepest condolences to Officer Clark’s family and friends,” said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “We will support them as they navigate this tragedy over the coming days, weeks and months.”
Lester has been charged in both assaults and the resulting death of Clark. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, he was being held at the prison for various crimes, including murder.
Layton Lester News
A Tift County man on trial for the robbery and murder of his great aunt two years ago is found guilty.
Layton Lester, who was 15 at the time of his arrest, was tried as an adult.
Lester faced multiple charges including murder, two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, burglary, and possession of a firearm during a crime.
Three other people are also charged in the case â” 18-year-old Shurrod Rich, 17-year-old Rodney King, and 22-year-old Neddrick Green.
None of them have gone to trial.