Kelley Clayton Murder Case Study

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Latest developments in the Kelley Clayton murder case. Suspected murderer Thomas Clayton is back behind bars after violating a judge 's order. Clayton appeared back in Caton Town Court this morning, after police investigated a claim that he tried to contact his kids. He was released on $250,000 bail on Monday.

"The defendant violated the order of protection that was issued when he was arraigned. When Judge Matusick arraigned him on the murder charges, there was an order of protection in favor of the two minor children and also the woman who is taking care of those children. The allegation is that he engaged in some conduct, which lead to communication with those folks. Therefore he violated the courts order, which is new charge criminal contempt in the second
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Tuesday evening the Steuben County Sheriff 's Office Investigators and New York State Police Investigators began looking into the claim and an arrest warrant was issued at 1:00 this morning. Clayton was arrested around 9:00 while spotted leaving a hotel in the Town of Ithaca and was arraigned in Town of Caton Court, before being taken back to jail.

"This is a misdemeanor charge, so the court will have him back here another date. He 's been remanded to the Steuben County Jail on half a million dollars bail. The rest of the case continues as it continues. It 's a fluid investigation and we are developing new leads every day," said Baker. The new criminal contempt charge will play a factor in the murder investigation.

Clayton is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife, Kelley. Kelley 's body was found in their home on Ginnan Road in Caton on September 29th. After his arrest on the murder charge, the judge issued orders of protection for the couple 's children, and witnesses. An order Clayton is now accused of

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