Slain witness survived earlier attempt to kill her |

Slain witness survived earlier attempt to kill her

DENVER (AP) – Newly available court documents show that a Denver woman who was killed before she could testify against a suspected gang leader had avoided a hit five months before her death.

Kalonniann (kah-LON-ee ANN) Clark was to testify against Brian Hicks. Prosecutors have described her slaying in December 2006 as a murder for hire.

Court records say that in July 2006, Nathaniel Turner was pulled over in Aurora with a car full of ammunition and photos of Clark and her husband labeled “victim” and “victim’s husband.” Turner told police last March he was promised $25,000 to kill her.

Prosecutors say Willie Clark and Shun Birch eventually killed her in her driveway. They are awaiting trial.

Willie Clark was convicted this year in the 2007 slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.

Information from: The Denver Post,