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Tragic scene in Hayden

Murder-suicide leaves wife, husband dead

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Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 am

HAYDEN - Authorities said a Hayden man shot and killed his wife at their home Thursday morning shortly before turning the gun on himself.

Kootenai County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to 921 W. Sheridan Ave. about 11 a.m. after a man called 911 and said he had just shot his wife and was threatening suicide.

"As we were approaching the residence and setting up a perimeter around the house, (deputies) heard a single gunshot," Lt. Stu Miller said at a press conference at the scene.

The shooter was identified late Thursday as Daryl R. Clark, 43, and the victim was Tina M. Clark, 48. Kootenai County Assessor records list Tina Clark as the owner of the home.

Autopsies on both are scheduled for today.

Neighbors said the couple leave behind a young son, who wasn't at home at the time of the incident.

Miller said he didn't know what precipitated the deaths. He said the incident appears to be a murder-suicide.

West Sheridan Avenue is a quiet neighborhood street lined with middle-class homes. It runs east and west a couple blocks south of Wyoming Avenue and west of U.S. 95. Sheridan dead-ends after running about a half block, with the Clarks' home on the north side of the street.

Miller said he didn't have any information indicating law enforcement had been to the house before for any reason.

Upon entering the house, deputies found Tina Clark dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

"What I was told was the wife was shot in the living room-common area," he said.

Daryl Clark was found in a back room, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Miller said.

No one else was at the home at the time, he said.

Detectives processed the scene for multiple hours after obtaining a search warrant. Sheridan was closed off by police throughout the day.

Miller said authorities won't release the 911 call recording.

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  • Iknowhislies posted at 10:44 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    Iknowhislies Posts: 4

    Hard to get custody when you got that tenth dui on 3/2/2013. Had to go to the hospital before they could book you because you blew a .37??? WOW. Looser.

  • Iknowhislies posted at 10:43 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    Iknowhislies Posts: 4

    No need to worry about this poor childs sperm donor. He just got DUI #10 this weekend. Blew a .37. I hope this is more than enough to send him to prison long enough to allow this poor child to grow up without that HORRIBLE family damaging him.

  • Iknowhislies posted at 11:49 am on Tue, Jan 15, 2013.

    Iknowhislies Posts: 4

    He didnt move away in 2004 - he went to prison for FELONY harrassment of Tina, as well as his 8th DUI - and has gotten #9 since then. Why he is not in prison is anyones guess. Manipulator of the system, and drinking in bars in Emmett Idaho to this day. I have proof, should the family want to see it. PLEASE keep this child safe.

  • Iknowhislies posted at 11:06 am on Tue, Jan 15, 2013.

    Iknowhislies Posts: 4

    I have watched these threads and your claim to redemption for this entire time, and I am SICK of you calling Tina names. Mr. Kent Sams, YOU are the only one who is the manipulator and the adulteror. I have the PROOF if anyone would like to see it. You gave up your parental rights to NIC CLARK because you didnt want to repay your parents for a loan for an attorney or pay your child support. I know, I was married to you, and you had choices. YOU cheated, i have the emails to prove it. YOU LIE. I have the proof of all of it. You beat Tina, you harrassed her, just like you have done to me. You are horrid person who told me YOURSELF that when you got DUI #8 you had a gun in your Bronco and you were going to go kill her. So don't sit here and make false claims. I am willing to testify for the family the person you are if they want to contact me directly. That poor child deserve way better. Has your mom finished her probation for her DUI? is your sister done with hers for getting drunk and beating up her husband? I see you finished your ninth DUI classes and court. When will #10 happen? Will you kill someone this time? Stop your lies and leave the child alone.

  • Irock79 posted at 8:26 am on Sat, Jan 12, 2013.

    Irock79 Posts: 42

    A good father wouldn't put his opinion out on the internet about a personal family tragedy, especially when its such a negative outlook on Tina's life, your son's mother.

    The press should delete this entire thread, God can deal with you later @Redemption2013

  • Redemption2013 posted at 8:13 pm on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    Redemption2013 Posts: 1

    Erin, please understand I think WAS s good mother. She was also an adulterer and manipulator. The years that you knew me were the good ones. The pain she did to me and my family is unbelievable.. I dont wish her dead I wish she could have been a better person in the end. I made mistakes, lots of them. But good god nothing worth dying over. All I currently care about is Nic and his wellness. We miss him terribly and gossip speads bad. I just want Nic.

  • elfnmagic posted at 11:00 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    elfnmagic Posts: 2

    That may be true alabama, however, I only know the Tina that I know and that's how I'm choosing to remember her. In life you are given choices. If you choose one way then that was your choice, not anyone else's choice. I'm choosing to not taking people's words and believe what they say because I was not there for the past 8 years. However, I did reconnect with Tina, a couple years ago and to me she was the same person. So while I value your words and how you feel, I am choosing not to believe that she was manipulative and etc.

    Regardless if she was this way that you are claiming her to be, she still didn't deserve it.

  • flattopramen posted at 10:19 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    flattopramen Posts: 140

    Hey cdapress delete and disable comments why don't ya. No value here.

  • Alabamajama posted at 6:34 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    Alabamajama Posts: 1

    elf - We agree this is not for the girls to read.
    YOU moved away in 2004. What you fail to understand is,
    Tina, who you claim to have known HAS changed. In the eight years you've been gone she created so much drama. She thrived on it. WidickAroundWithAnyoneElse earlier wrote about Tina, " ... cold deeply disturbed person who sought conflict if persons who figured her out...." and " ...She was a mastermind of manipulation."
    It is sad but it is true. She took kind, generous people, chewed them up & spit them out whenever she felt a lull. She completely changed from the person I once knew. I couldn't get far enough away from her.

  • elfnmagic posted at 11:37 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    elfnmagic Posts: 2

    First off I want to say after reading the posts over the past several days I'm truly disgusted at what I have learned about Kent, and what he had to say. I have reason to say this because I knew him for several years. I lived across the street in which I grew up with Tina's children. Nic and my dad were best of buds, until we moved away in 2004. Tina is greatly missed and loved by everyone who knew her. My mom and her were almost best of friends. She and my mom would do family dinners together, go shopping together. She took me shopping and watched me when I locked myself out of myself. She even worked at my school as a lunchroom monitor and everyone LOVED her. I'm not going to lie, she had her ups and downs JUST AS EVERYONE ELSE DOES! Any person wants to say bad things about her, they need to look at their own hands to make sure they aren't dirty.

    Deanna, Denise, and Nic...if you are reading these, which I hope you're not, I want you all to know how much my family loves you guys and are praying for you. You guys need prayers and encouragement and help, not to read these terrible postings about things that have happened in the past. Your mom didn't deserve this in any way.

  • warrier posted at 7:38 pm on Tue, Jan 8, 2013.

    warrier Posts: 73

    fortunate for you to get to wake up to it, we all feel bad about it for sure, but look at the families feelings, I know a family that had two family members murdered in two separate incidents, both by guns 4yrs apart, then another family members wife who was having an affair got set up by the cheating wife, once he had gotten enough insurance to payoff the mortgage, her lover ran him off the road at 2am on his way home from work, the out come made headline news, the cheating wife got off with no accountability to their kids or the law, the cheating wife sued for a divorce and screwed his attorney to get everything he owned and lives happy on his 40yrs of work and part of his retirement, so yes bad things do happen in a lot of families and all we can do is offer some very ill mannered opinions, like mine.

  • concernedcitizen posted at 6:36 am on Mon, Jan 7, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    Sad to say, it is ALWAYS someone else's fault in America.

  • my own opinion posted at 9:55 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    my own opinion Posts: 397

    I agree caligirl these people here always go for someone when they are down like wolves in a pack alone they would cower in a corner. Locals yessssh

  • caligirl posted at 5:18 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    caligirl Posts: 1

    My heart goes out to the family. All of them. What they need is our love and support - not speculations and assumptions. This is a horrible tragedy for all involved. No one deserves to go through this. Ever.

  • idahoguy posted at 2:31 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Sorry you feel that way. It goes to show how just about as many people are involved there will be about that many takes or opinions. I feel you are disgusting as well so I call that...a wash.

    All I pointed out again is it all depends on how you look at life as to how you will filter the news or events.

    I look at root causes and do not bother much with patching up the effects. Time heals the effects...root cause left un-repaired just lead to more sad events. I like pro-active preventative measures myself. Like locking up all crazy people.

    Hey I really think the comic book hero name you flash around is a bit childish. Or is your name Gordon and you flash people?

  • Flash Gordon posted at 1:23 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    Flash Gordon Posts: 1383

    Idahoguy're more disgusting today than yesterday

  • idahoguy posted at 12:49 pm on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Meaning most actions land primarily on the positive or negative side of what type of results they create and why said action was even done in the first place.

    Being I am not getting into any specific family personal issues here I can not say for certain and never could how each person would view each case in point.

    On that point I would tend to say most cases would not be for the better of or to a persons life...whether it be the victims or those left alive and standing. I can however think of some cases where past victims were glad to see someone rubbed out. Sort of like justice served in their eyes. So to them said case would land more on the positive to them.

    Thus I see no absolutes here as each time another person is involved another set of views emerge.

  • idahoguy posted at 9:51 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Due in large part to the ever increasing stress this entitlement mental illness society of a failing country is going through another family was murdered in CO. today and a grown male grandson living in NY with his elderly grandma killed her over a TV show to watch last night. No weapons were used. So don't go blaming the guns OK?

    I am so sure now they were both just wonderful normal folks just having a bad hair day.....

  • NAS4AH2 posted at 9:43 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    NAS4AH2 Posts: 71

    " This murder suicide did not accomplish much along the positive side."

    Not so sure about that.

  • ridofurinsanity posted at 9:37 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    ridofurinsanity Posts: 4

    Ah, well, good luck with that. I hope the family contacts those you have screwed over since you abandoned him, so that they can testify and show proof of the person you really are. How are those bars working out for you now? Many folks have seen you drinking, including the law enforcement. They can testify about your addictions, which no child needs to be exposed to. There is enough evidence as to the person you still are - the person that voluntarily signed away his parental rights to avoid paying child support - to keep the child safe. He doesnt need a bunch of addicts screwing up his brain further.

  • ridofurinsanity posted at 8:49 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    ridofurinsanity Posts: 4

    Not words out of Tina's mouth, but words out of the mouth of the man who said he was on his way to murder her when he totalled his Bronco, and was sent to prison. You are his sister, so you are defending him. A family of alcoholics is messed up, and I understand why a mother would want no contact with people who live that life.

  • idahoguy posted at 6:11 am on Sat, Jan 5, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Ok now,
    If the below is mostly true then did I not say early on... mental illness was a know factor in gun violence? People can drive other people to react... just look at the reactions I stir up when I am blunt and honest here. Yep.
    Did I not say money or the lack there of was always another big factor?
    Did I not say drugs or mind altering substances usually played into it?

    If this was a wonderful couple then I would hate to see your idea of a bad couple.....

    I knew people who lived in their worlds with some if not all the above and more. Some killed themselves, others just wasted away and the rest have just fallen out of touch.

    Never the less it still is sad. If people would just accept things are not working out between them and agree to part ways and let it go much of these killings would not happen. This murder suicide did not accomplish much along the positive side.

  • Rogue Cop posted at 10:40 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Rogue Cop Posts: 2355

    So far dfk87 hasn't called anybody a murderer. Maybe he's waiting for the investigation.

  • ridofurinsanity posted at 9:42 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    ridofurinsanity Posts: 4

    Her second husband was on his way to murder her when he got his eight DUI. No one deserves to have their life taken. I pray the child find peace and is never exposed to the insanity that is his sperm donor.

  • max power posted at 8:08 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    max power Posts: 559

    *** Barbie Murders Ken ***

    Santa Monica, Calif - Barbie is in jail tonight after the dismembered body of her long time love interest Ken was discovered floating in the ocean near the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica detectives informed the local media that Ken had been stabbed over 20 times and had been shot over 200 times with an assault rifle prior to being dismembered. "Barbie has some serious knife skills. It looked like a master butcher had carved up a steer", said lead detective Mannix Studwell.

    Barbie was arrested a short time later at her Topanga Canyon Estate near Malibu and charged with the murder. Neighbors say Barbie was taken away in hancuffs and that her famous long blond hair was soaked in blood.

    Barbie and Ken had shared their Topanga Canyon Estate for over 50 years. A close friend of Barbie's stated she had become despondent over Obama's (Socialist) re-election. The whole wealth redistribution and punishing success and rewarding failure had put a strain on Barbie's finances. It utimately led to her going on a psychotic rampage last night.

    Detectives revealed that Barbie grabbed a Shun Butcher Knife from her Barbie Dream Kitchen and chased Ken- who had been spewing talking points from liberal looney MSNBC- around the mansion. She finally cornered him in the Barbie Beautiful Bedroom and Bath. Barbie then got some rope and handcuffs from her Barbie Bondage & Discipline Kit and went totally beserk on poor Ken.

    Although Santa Monica detectives aren't releasing all the details they say that the crime scene was horrific. Plastic body parts were found throughout the mansion and the grounds. Detectives surmise that after the murder Barbie loaded the body into her pink Coupe De Ville and drove the body to the pier where she dumped it in the ocean.

    Neighbors of the pair say Ken "was a real doll". "I hope they send her to Barbie Death Row and put her in the Barbie Elecric Chair with matching Loveseat", said neighbor and liberal loon Barbara Streisend...

    "Someone needs to remind Streisend that the libtards position is to not execute murderers. They just believe in executing unborn babies during abortion" - Jack Hammer

  • idahoguy posted at 6:26 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932


    Right you are. The masses live in denial and watch the evening news tell them it is getting better. Garbage in garbage out. Simple.

    All I am doing is trying to warn them it is going to get...a whole whole lot worse. Then more of these stories will be surfacing.

    Once wonderful people will begin doing more and more terrible things. Just best being getting ready and turn off the evening news.

  • JoeIdaho posted at 4:35 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    I agree with NAS, and Idahoguy.
    I don't know what caused this, and I'm so very sorry for anyone who knew these people, but there is a reality today that gets swept under the table, constantly. People ARE in a lot of trouble financially, I speak to them every day, and literally listen to folks cry who are about to lose a home, become bankrupt, lose it all. The idea that it doesn't cause anguish & despair is just holding your eyes shut, tighter.

  • idahoguy posted at 3:07 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    Again if you would read this in context and flow I was one of the first here and made a simple general statement. I did not name names or actually address this specific couple...did I? I never addressed Large until Large open their Large mouth and attacked me for a general statement. Then the gloves come off with me.

    Folks best reread the flow here and ask those with such ill intent why they can not read and comprehend so well. If you were honest with yourself for once you would see my comments about family murder/suicide were about the incidents at large and factors which play into them. Then some advise to help avoid the pit falls being well placed all around us. My money is at least one of them was in play is just in the stats.

    But normalcy bias is still alive and well in this town.... so sad as you slowly go down the drain.

  • idahoguy posted at 3:00 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932


    I never said a thing about what caused this particular couple to do what happened. I made a general comment on the rising number of such incidents nation wide. Then I posted well known reasons why. many said reasons can be avoided now by better daily life choices, living well below your income, saving, buying lots of food and supplies so you can easily survive when things do go south.

    NAS4 above saw that. I was never telling a darn person or family member one darn thing. How could I be when I was one of the first posters here? They took shots at me. They were also llok toi vent on someone... so what else is new?

    Some of you are so typical now a days. You read stuff, then filter it to be able to spin it to say and mean what you want it to rather than what it simply said. Like people who do not read their mortgage papers well to later find out they should have. You are one poor reader.

    However when some are trolling to tear into me on general observations i will double load and ram it back up where it hence came from. I did not address Large first. Large attacked me. Go back and read the flow chart.

  • ridofurinsanity posted at 2:41 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    ridofurinsanity Posts: 4

    The only one who caused your agony was you Mr. Sams. You deserve everything you have gotten. The victim here is the child - the one you abandoned years ago, and is better off without you. You didnt know anyone except your bottle of vodka and your bottle of hydro. Go crawl in one or both - maybe the world can get rid of you too.

  • NAS4AH2 posted at 1:42 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    NAS4AH2 Posts: 71

    I think some of you are overreacting to what Idahoguy is saying. There are absolutely more and more pressures on relationships these days when it comes to finances and the direct effect the government has on all of us due to it's gross mismanagement. There is a considerable amount of anger, anxiety, and desperation, causing some to do things that otherwise wouldn't have crossed their mind. Might it have been a little harsh to comment in such a manner so early? possibly; however it's apparently not too early for those that were "close" to these two to be online commenting on it either.

  • yourneighbor posted at 12:47 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    yourneighbor Posts: 224

    Wow idaho, I have agreed on a lot of what you post but that was crossing the line. No one knows what brings a person to that state of mind. With that being said why would you ever try to lay down a guilt trip on livinlarge? Please explain your thought processes on that one.

  • chilada01 posted at 12:36 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    chilada01 Posts: 175

    Idahoguy are you really telling someone who just lost a family member that they did'nt know them or they could of prevented it? You are one cruel sick S.O.B.

  • heatherfeather posted at 12:30 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    heatherfeather Posts: 297

    CaiusCosades response:

    1. Cut and paste same boring quote, no matter how inappropriate.

    2. Take a bong hit.

  • idahoguy posted at 12:17 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932


    i will say it again and type it more slowly this time. Apparently you did not know them all that well. If you did you would have known the issues which caused this to happen were existing and would have prevented it from happening. Read and weep that.

    I am also going to try my best not to be like any of your "wonderful" people either. I am not happy to see anyone kill another person but the world is creating more reasons almost daily.

  • CaiusCosades posted at 11:47 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    CaiusCosades Posts: 380

    N Idaho repub response:

    Step 1: Tell everyone the sky is falling
    Step 2: Find a way to blame liberals and californians, however irrational my arguments may be
    Step 3: Stockpile guns/ammo
    Step 4: Grab bible
    Step 5: Run for the hills

  • livinlarge posted at 10:56 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    livinlarge Posts: 29

    " Apparently you did not know them that well...did you?" How dare you say that, I pray something like this never happens to your family. Yes I said family. Get it?

  • truthful1 posted at 10:40 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    truthful1 Posts: 554

    Another victory for the NRA.

  • idahoguy posted at 9:26 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    I simply pointed out all across this nation we are seeing many more family killings. Try Conn. on for size.... Foreclosures, job loss, illness,mental illness, prescription mind altering drugs, mood altering drugs, bankruptcy and other issues are plaguing so many now.

    Now, please point out where I stated I knew what was behind their issues. Nope I did not.

    I simply used this article to make a point what is going on all around us. The increasing social stress and sliding decay. I am sure everyone knows these were "good people" just like all the others being reported were..... "good people" as well. I am sure they had hoards of money, wonderful health, no debt, a perfect marriage and a fantastic life together. Being "good people" apparently is not enough from causing them to do bad things like murder/suicide.

    I doubt the guy that did it is the only one who knows why. If that was true then why do so many try so hard to figure it all out?

    This is a comment section open to comment on topics printed by the free press. I did not defame this couple or even try to explain exactly why it happened. I was trying to warn others to take pro-active steps not to enter into the despair required to shoot your wife to death then shoot yourself to death. I just pointed out the increasing rise in these occurrences and almost every time it does happen some folks always come out and say what wonderful people they were. Apparently you did not know them that well...did you?

  • Skeeter posted at 8:51 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Skeeter Posts: 39

    so sorry to this family and there friends.

    Idahoguy, I have to agree you need to keep your mouth shut, no ones knows why this happen but ther person who did it. Its very sad that what was going on had come to that.

  • mister d posted at 8:34 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    mister d Posts: 1531

    My condolences to the family. I wish you the best in dealing with the aftermath of this situation.

  • livinlarge posted at 7:48 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    livinlarge Posts: 29

    Idaho, These two wonderful people were very dear to me. You have no idea what caused this.All I can tell you is that you are so far off base and should just keep your mouth shut.

  • Flash Gordon posted at 7:22 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    Flash Gordon Posts: 1383're disgusting....get a mental health check up....soon.....

  • idahoguy posted at 6:06 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    This is sad and a sign of the stress going unreported which is being caused by our Govt policies. People's lives are being shattered daily and the Govt prints, spends and gives our futures away. The dollar is failing and inflation is rising big time. You people would know it if they counted food and oil products and more into their inflation calculations. But they do not.

    Finances is the over all largest causes or stress and marital demise known. All I can say is sell everything you can sell and buy food and supplies. Food in the pantry brings more quality relief than liquor and ignorance. Wake up people before you also find yourself in the trap which has been set for all of us..... across the nation family murder to escape the stress is over flowing.

  • dfk87 posted at 4:00 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    dfk87 Posts: 1

    I live across the street.. woke up to this happening.. was crazy.

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