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Ray Clark Dies At 82; Lawyer In 'night Stalker' Serial-murder Ca

The defense team that Ramirez's family had hired was falling apart, and the judge wanted Clark to take over as lead defense counsel. Clark agreed, and soon became a fixture in printed and broadcast news accounts, protesting his client's innocence. He lost the case, and Ramirez was given the death penalty. In some ways, it was a thankless task to represent a sadistic website killer who had terrorized the city. But the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge at the trial, Michael Tynan, said Clark's stance was an honorable one. "I think Ray knew that if our system was going to work correctly, even the most vilified defendant was entitled to a good defense," Tynan said last week. "Ray took on the job and did it with courage and professionalism." Clark, 82, died Jan. 7 at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was Parkinson's disease , said his daughter, Dawn Clark-Johnson. <br>More:,0,6421266.story

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