UDATE: Patrice Clark killed herself and murdered her child: She went insane from Alcoholism boulder
UPDATE January 4 2010 With the autopsy report out today and final police report out , it appears the Lafayette Police department are minimalistic because the actions of Patrice Clark happened when she was incredibly drunk. They are now saying it could have been an accident?? Nonsense. That is the biggest bunch of police bullshit we have heard in a long long time. Oh How could the pretty mom with a beautiful daughter carry out a murder. ? right? Is that what they are thinking? Easy. Her drunken demise gave her the courage to murder her daughter and kill herself. That’s what the police in Laff alot won’t admit nor give as a possible scenario. To us it is the only scenario. Read below about her.
November 20, 2010 Lafayette Apparently Patrice Clark blackened the windows in her garage, started her car, and forced her nine year old daughter Nicole to breath the deadly fumes. Was Patrice drunk again? Probably. She had over a ten year history of domestic violence and alcoholism. She had been to jails and institutions repeatedly and finally death.
News reports from the Daily Camera and reporter John Aguilar show a long history of police calls, hospitalization, jail for child abuse, DUIs, and treatment for Alcoholism.
She had also been to the Addiction Recovery Center recently where she told her counselor “all I want to do is get out of here and drink”. Clark had been to the ARC numerous times; “She would always leave with some very sketch patient from the ARC and go off and get drunk”, the counselor told Boulder Channel 1 news on a condition of anonymity. ARC records are considered confidential . Police nor social services can access them. This proved to be a fatal policy. ”The ARC had knowledge of nearly a dozen DUI arrests for Clark, but this was not revealed to police nor courts.” the councelor said. The counclor also said of Clark” well she’s dead now and so is poor little Niciole. A lot of good confidentiality did her. I just hope her mother didn’t force Nicole to breath the fumes. Maybe she gave her a seditive first.”
That’s not likely considering Clark’s long history of violence and child abuse. One question remains. How could the Lafayette police and Boulder County social Services have ever left a child in that womens care.???
One alcoholism expert told Boulder Channel 1 news “Some people drink so much or mix alcohol with drugs that it actually causes brain damage and drives them violently insane.” This appears to be the case with Patricia Clark. Most alcoholics do go mad. Some just never recover. ‘Most do if they have the capacity to be honest and thorough from the very start.’