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'House of horrors' woman says her statements can't be used

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Hudson Star Observer
'House of horrors' woman says her statements can't be used
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A woman charged in the "House of horrors" case in Portage says the things she told police should not be used against her.

On Monday, Candace Clark, 24, told a judge she was confused when she spoke to officers because she didn't have her required diabetes medicines, food or water.


As a result, Clark said she never understood she had the right to speak with a lawyer.

But a jailor insisted Clark got her medicines.

Circuit Judge Alan White says he'll listen to recordings of her three police interviews then decide if they can be admitted as evidence in Clark's trial that's set for July.

Clark and Michael Sisk are charged in the murder of Tammie Garlin and the torturing of Garlin's 12-year-old son.

Police were called to check on Clark's young daughter when they found Garlin buried in the back yard, and the abused boy whimpering in a closet.

Authorities said the two led a group that traveled around the country and committed identity thefts before settling in Portage last spring.

Michaela Clerc, 21, has pleaded no contest.

A teen still has her case pending in juvenile court.