Hellbound in Maryland
Hadden Irving Clark was born in 1951 to a dysfunctional family, though both parents came from exemplary stock. He was the second eldest, born in Troy, CT in 1951 and he stuck to the east coast. Not out of the ordinary, he had difficulties discerning reality and a proclivity to violence at an early age. As a matter of fact, his older brother, Brad, also had a problem with violence and would also be jailed for the murder of a woman that he was dating.
Hadden was expected to be a girl, his mother dressed him as such, and his taste for female clothing was ingrained by the time he started school. His father called him “retard” or Kristen, which would have been his name had he really been born a girl. The respectable corporate chemist was an unbalanced alcoholic, and his mother also drank heavily.
Since he was interested in baking, his mother sent him to the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He ruined one cooking job after another, then he later joined the Navy, where he was severely beaten for wearing women’s undergarments.
Hadden claimed to have murdered a boy when he was 14, saying that his father covered it up. For the record, many of his earlier crimes were punished by virtual slaps on the wrist. When he murdered a little girl, it took years for the case to be properly investigated, and him charged with the crime. It was actually more vile than simply murder.
A Heated Two Decades
Then came a gorgeous, 23-year-old woman that spurned his advances. Even worse, her mother had employed him as a gardener prior to her murder. That was how he repaid her kindness.
Throughout two decades, there were numerous women that were murdered, and some of the bodies were never located. What cracked the two main cases, was another man that murdered a storekeeper that Hadden Clark happened to share a cell with. Hadden considered him Jesus Christ, as he nearly looked the part, and confessed much of his transgressions to him.
The End of the Road
Hadden is serving a 70-year sentence and is currently incarcerated at Western Correctional Institute in Maryland. He claims to have a multiple personality with an evil mother and her daughter. The evil mother committed his crimes he says, but it matters not, for it was Hadden’s body that carried out the murders. The twenty-year reign of terror was over.
Why did it take twenty years for justice to be served, you ask? Some blame it on the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office for poor performance. It took fourteen years for the little girl’s body to be found. Hadden was also never read his rights when he was questioned. While in jail, Clark admitted to killing over thirteen people. Will they all be found? I seriously doubt it, as I’m sure that he can’t remember where they were buried and the topography of the land had changed so much. But the positive side is that he is off the streets for good.