Guilty verdict: Clayville family gets closure in 42-year-old cold case

A jury Friday in Miami, Florida found 77-year-old retired real estate developer Allen Bregman guilty of the murder of Debra Pantola Clark.

Posted: Apr. 12, 2019 4:26 PM
Updated: Apr. 12, 2019 7:34 PM

MIAMI, FL -- It took 42 years, but a Clayville family now has the justice they were seeking.

A jury Friday in Miami, Florida found 77-year-old retired real estate developer Allen Bregman guilty of the murder of Debra Pantola Clark.

Debra grew up in Utica and after divorcing her husband, she moved to South Florida in the 70s, where she met Bregman, who was married.

The two had an affair and in 1977, Debra was murdered in the condo that Bregman purchased so they two could continue their affair while he was still with his wife.

Debra was shot and brutally beaten with a pistol.

Her family members from Clayville have been in court for the trial this past week, and told NEWSChannel 2 they are relieved this is finally over.

WKTV will meet up with them and share much more of their story when they return home.

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