Family is Asking for Donations to Help Bury Toddler Allegedly Murdered by Grandmother

Family is Asking for Donations to Help Bury Toddler Allegedly Murdered by Grandmother

COLTON – A Colton single mother woke from emergency surgery to learn that one her two daughters did not survive a brutal stabbing that occurred at their home on Monday morning.

Gloria Clark, the mother of two young daughters, ages 18-months-old and 5-years-old ran out of her apartment home in the 1400 block of San Antonio Drive at around 9:10 a.m. bloodied and clearly in distress. She ran down the stairs to the home of a neighbor who handed his phone over so that she could call 911. She hysterically reported to dispatchers that her mother, Nicole Darrington-Clark, 42, was responsible for the stabbing. The neighbor went upstairs and found 18-month-old Damani Trouter covered in blood and lying lifeless on the couch. Aware that there was another child in the home, he ran around the home looking for the 5-year-old girl who he found in a closet, also suffering for multiple stab wounds. Nicole Darrington-Clark fled from the home prior to authorities arriving at the home.

Colton police and emergency personnel arrived at the home to find mother and daughter in critical condition. Both were rushed to the hospital and whisked into emergency surgery. Damani Trouter was pronounced dead at the scene. The description of Nicole Darrington-Clark and her vehicle description was released to the public. Authorities said that Nicole Darrington-Clark, Gloria Clark, and Gloria’s two young daughters lived together in the same apartment home.

The same day shortly before 5:15 p.m. a woman was reported to be throwing gas on a building at the Sherwood Villa Apartments located at 14900 block Arlette Drive in the City of Victorville. Both the suspect and suspect vehicle matched the description of Nicole Clark and her vehicle. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said that there was a fire, possibly arson, but she could not confirm any other information. The building sustained no structural damage as a result of the fire. The investigation into the fire and possible arson is ongoing.

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at around 4:15 a.m. Nicole Darrington-Clark was found sleeping inside her vehicle near Waterman Avenue and 9th Street in the City of San Bernardino. She was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for murder. The murder weapon is still yet to be identified and located. Darrington-Clark is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail. Gloria Clark and her 5-year-old daughter are now listed in stable condition.

Darrington-Clark is believed to suffer from a schizoaffective disorder and was convicted of attempted murder only two years ago. She served around 2 years at Patton State Hospital. The family have started a Go Fund Me Account to assist with the burial of Damani Trouter.  

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