North Carolina teen’s mother shot dead in double murder speaks out: suspect ‘had a lot of anger’

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MEBANE, NC — The mother of Devin Clark, a 17-year-old boy who was murdered last weekend along with 14-year-old Lyric Woods, is speaking out after authorities arrested another minor on Tuesday.

“At this point, I only wanted justice for Devin Clark and Lyric Woods,” Tiffany Conception, who goes by Shant’ae Conception on social media, said in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday after the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of the man. juvenile suspect in her son’s death.

“I want to know who this 17-year-old minor is,” she said in the video. “He had to be mad at someone… He had a lot of anger in him, and I pray for him and his family.”

ATV riders found the bodies of Woods and Clark on private property off a rural stretch of Buckhorn Road in Mebane, North Carolina, on Saturday after the teens’ parents reported them missing.

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Devin Clark and Lyric Woods were last seen on Friday.
(Orange County Sheriff, Tiffany Concepcion)

The 17-year-old suspect was charged with two first-degree murders in the teens’ deaths. Juvenile suspects are not automatically charged as adults in North Carolina, but Sheriff Charles Blackwood said the case could be transferred to an adult court if the court finds probable cause.

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Blackwood thanked the Woods and Clark families for trusting his office in a statement Tuesday.

“I hope the apprehension of this subject will bring them some comfort as they grieve for their loved ones,” he said.

A cross was set up near the power lines where Lyric Woods and Devin Clark were found dead with gunshot wounds by a pair of ATV riders this weekend.

A cross was set up near the power lines where Lyric Woods and Devin Clark were found dead with gunshot wounds by a pair of ATV riders this weekend.
(Audrey Conklin/Fox News Digital)

Conception said she will hold a memorial to her son sometime this week, possibly Thursday. The 17-year-old played football at East Alamance High School and wore a No. 4 jersey.

His teammates called him “Deuce, twice,” to represent the number, his mother said in her Facebook Live video.

“I’m not a bad parent,” she said. “I feel sorry for the parents of this minor…so at the end of the day I pray for everything that is going on and for everyone who is in this situation.”

Lyric, 14, and Clark, 18, were last seen by relatives on Friday, according to authorities. They were friends but not in a relationship, relatives told Fox News Digital, and they are believed to have been picked up by an unidentified adult in an unknown vehicle.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff Office Investigator Keith Goodwin at 919-245-2918.

Woods was a ninth grade student at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough. Clark was a junior at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane.