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20/20 featuring case of a Binghamton native who hired another man to kill his wife

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - ABC's news magazine show 20/20 is featuring the case of a Binghamton native who hired another man to kill his wife.

Former Elmira Jackals hockey player, Thomas Clayton, who grew up in Binghamton, was convicted of hiring Michael Beard to kill his wife Kelley and the couple's two children in Caton.

The show focuses on the night in September 2015 when Kelley was found dead in her home while Thomas was out gambling with friends.

Michael Beard confessed that he was offered $10,000 to kill Kelley and the kids.

Both Beard and Thomas Clayton were found guilty at trial and are serving life sentences.

Clayton recently filed an appeal.

20/20 airs tonight at 10 PM on WIVT NewsChannel 34.
 


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