'KILLER' SENT YouTube VIDEO MESSAGE HOME FROM SCOTLAND; EXCLUSIVE Student on gran's death rap.Byline: By MARION SCOTT
THIS is the baby-faced student accused of stabbing his gran to death - sending a carefree video message to his family.
James Clark James Clark - Dr. James H. Clark , a member of Aberdeen University's Officer Training Corps, has allegedly admitted murdering Eleanor Clark Eleanor Clark (July 6, 1913 – 1996) was an American writer. She attended Vassar College in the 1930s and was involved with the literary magazine Con Spirito there, along with Elizabeth Bishop, Mary McCarthy, and her sister Eunice Clark. , 80, at her home in America.
They are claimed to have quarrelled about money before her death.
The video gives no clues about the demons that caused 22-year-old Clark to allegedly cut his beloved gran's throat at her house in Weston, near Boston, last week.
In the message - posted on YouTube - smiling Clark is wearing the camouflage uniform of the OTC OTC
See over-the-counter market (OTC). .
He says: "Hi everybody. Just got back to the dorm from officer training. Everything went well today.
"Life has been good in Scotland. I'm going to make a few more videos - campus tours and army training exercises if I'm allowed. We did great training tonight. Hope everybody in the States is doing good."
Just a year ago Clark was a student at Aberdeen University's law school.
His mother Catherine has described his spell in Scotland as the happiest time of his life.
Aberdeen University OTC captain Dave Chapman said: "We're shocked to hear about this. It's horrific.
"I signed Clark up but he was so nondescript I hardly remember him.
"He attended five evening training sessions and a couple of weekends.
"At no time did he have contact with weapons or weapons training.
"Clark didn't return to the OTC after last February and recently we have been trying to contact him with a view to having uniforms and kit returned.
"During training he would have learned basic stuff about saluting, looking after kit and drill techniques.
But I got the impression this wasn't really the life for him.
"He fell off our radar when he stopped attending."
British-born Clark'smumCatherine, 57, says her son suffers psychotic behaviour and she has repeatedly tried to get him medical help.
He began to unravel in a series of incidents including walking into the sea and drinking excessively.
Catherine, who is due to start a new job at the Royal School of Church Music The largest church music organisation in Britain, the Royal School of Church Music was founded in 1927 by Sir Sydney Nicholson and has 11,000 members worldwide; it was originally named the School of English Church Music. in Salisbury, Wiltshire, said: "He worshipped his grandmother and would never in his right mind have harmed her or anyone.
"This event is the culmination of a deepening mental illness.
I'm more concerned about James than my mother at this moment. She is beyond suffering.
"She led an incredibly good life, was surrounded by friends and loved travel, music, art and entertaining.
"We ask that everyone withhold their judgment about this tragedy and join with us in sorrow over one life lost and another ruined."
Clark's lawyer Jeffrey A Denner said: "He loved her deeply and the fact that he assaulted her is simply a reflection of the depth of his psychosis."
Clark's gran was a US political and civil rights activist, and and antinuclear antinuclear /an·ti·nu·cle·ar/ (-noo´kle-ar) destructive to or reactive with components of the cell nucleus. campaigner.
OTC cadets get around pounds 35 per training session, enjoy outdoor social activities and learn leadership skills.
Just one in 10 go on to join the forces full time. The cadets get weapons training towards the end of their four-year stint of duty.
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Accused: Clark is led away in handcuffs, left, after being charged with killing his gran at her home, above