SAN BERNARDINO – After a terrifying ordeal for her family, nearby neighbors, and the community, Nicole Darrington-Clark, the grandmother who stabbed and killed her 18-month-old granddaughter and injured her daughter and other granddaughter is in custody.
At around 9:10 a.m. on Monday morning her adult daughter called to report that she and her two children had been stabbed at their home in the 1400 block of San Antonio Drive in the City of Colton. The woman, who according to witnesses was suffering from multiple stab wounds went outside of her home for help as her mother fled from their shared apartment home. The toddler, only 18-months-old was found deceased at the scene. Clark’s daughter and 5-year-old granddaughter were rushed to the hospital where they are now listed in stable condition.
At around 5:15 p.m. on Monday it was reported that a woman who matched Clark’s description in the same vehicle with confirmed matching plates was at the Sherwood Villa Apartments located at 14900 Arlette Drive in the City of Victorville. It is alleged that before fleeing the apartments, she poured gasoline on the apartment building and set a fire. The fire was put out within minutes and there did not appear to be any structural damage as a result of the fire. Ground and aerial units searched for the suspect vehicle, but it was not located.
Hours later, Nicole Darrington Clark, 43, was found sleeping in her vehicle near Waterman Avenue and 9th Street at around 4:15 a.m. Deputies were able to take her into custody without further incident and she was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for murder. The weapon has still not been located or identified by authorities. Nicole Darrington-Clark is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court on Thursday afternoon.
Clark who is believed to suffer from a schizoaffective disorder, possibly Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia was convicted of an attempted murder only two years ago. She served her time, only two years, at Patton State Hospital, a San Bernardino psychiatric hospital.
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