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Trial continues for man accused of killing then burning 3 people

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:57:37 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 19 2013 09:27:20 PM CST
OROVILLE, Calif. -

A doctor's report said the man accused of killing two teenagers and a mother, then burning their bodies in a stolen car on the Skyway in Magalia is mentally competent to stand trial.

"We are finally getting somewhere.  We've been waiting a long time to get to this point of the preliminary hearing," said Felicha Moore, the mother of one of the victims.
      
Moore was devastated when the defense claimed that Donald Clark was not mentally competent and all criminal proceedings were suspended in October.
     
"My whole soul just like ... I just didn't know what to do.  I didn't understand that," said Moore.
     
Clark is accused of killing Moore's son, 17-year-old Richard Jones Jr, his friend 15-year-old Roland Lowe, and his 46-year-old mother Colleen Lowe in May.  Clark then allegedly took their bodies in a stolen car, and burned them all on the Skyway in Magalia.
     
"I just don't understand what happened," said Moore.  "What could have happened to make him to do this my son, his friend, and his mom?  I just hope justice will be served for all three of them."

Moore said the preliminary hearing will be very difficult to hear.  The hearing will be on Dec. 11.