Clark Pleads Not Guilty in Magalia Triple Homicide

Jun 25, 2013 1:33 PM

Donald Clark, the man arrested and charged for the murders of two teens and a mother from Sacramento entered a plea of not guilty in a Butte County Superior court this morning. His next day in court is scheduled for July 23.

Clark is charged with the murders of Richard Jones, Jr.,17, Roland Lowe,15 and Colleen Lowe, 46. According to prosecutors, Clark allegedly murdered the three individuals at his Centerville home the evening of June 13, drove the victim's in their vehicle to Hupp-Coutolenc Road in Paradise, set the car on fire then rode a bike 7.5 miles back to his home.

According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, the 17-year-old victim apparently stayed at Clark’s residence during prior summers, but had a falling out with the 72-year-old last year after Clark accused the 17-year-old of stealing.

The District Attorney’s office has not decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty.


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