Millville woman arraigned in court on charges that she assisted in suicide attempts

LOGAN — A Millville woman accused of trying to help another woman commit suicide multiple times appeared in court for the first time. Teresa Clark, who previously lived in Providence, was arraigned on three counts of attempted aggravated murder, all first-degree felonies, and two counts of aggravated cruelty to an animal, both class B misdemeanors.

Clark appeared in 1st District Court by closed circuit video from the Cache County Jail. She was assigned a public defender and ordered to remain in jail on $250,000 bail.

Clark was arrested last week.

Police allege that Clark called 911 on June 25 from a Logan hotel room. She told police that she had found her friend unresponsive inside the room. Officers later determined that she had tried to help the woman take her life several times unsuccessfully.

The unresponsive woman, whose identity is not being released because of the circumstances, was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where she recovered. Police are not releasing further details about the relationship between the two women.

Inside the hotel room, detectives also found two dogs that were deceased. It is believed that Clark is also responsible for their deaths.

During Monday’s arraignment, public defender Michael McGinnis asked the court to allow him a week to gather evidence in the case from prosecutors.

Judge Thomas Willmore ordered Clark to appear again in court July 18, when she and McGinnis can decide whether they want to have a preliminary hearing.

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