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Clarence Hooker sentenced to life in prison for 2004 murder

Clarence Hooker (Source: Lubbock Police Department) Clarence Hooker (Source: Lubbock Police Department)
Mary Davis was killed in 2004 Mary Davis was killed in 2004
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Clarence Hooker has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2004 murder of 78-year-old Mary Elizabeth Davis.

Hooker has served time for two other felonies prior to today, one attempted aggravated sexual assault of child in 1985 and a 1998 sexual assault charge.

Prosecutors urged the jury to focus on one significant proof of evidence, Hooker's DNA on the knife used to kill Davis.

Davis, who was known in her neighborhood as the Candy Lady, was found stabbed to death inside her east Lubbock home.

Testimony began Jan. 14 but the trial was postponed until Jan. 27 due to a witness catching the flu. 

Officers and EMTs who were on the scene testified about the day Davis's body was found.

One woman said Davis was found with her feet propped up in a chair and that Davis had been dead for quite some time.

Police say the butcher knife used to kill Davis was found next to her body. A bloody mop was also found in a bathroom sink.  

In 2011, police announced that newly tested DNA evidence had linked Hooker to the crime.

We will continue to keep you updated on this story.

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