LOGAN — A Millville woman accused of trying to help another woman commit suicide multiple times, made her second appearance in court. Teresa Clark continued her initial arraignment 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 Monday morning wearing shackles and handcuffs.
Public defender Michael McGinnis told the court, he hadn’t been able to meet with Clark yet and review prosecutor’s evidence. He asked for more time to decide if they want to have a preliminary hearing in the case, where a judge would determine if there is substantial evidence to bind her over for trial.
Clark told the court, deputies at the Cache County Jail transferred her to the Davis County Jail last week because of her needed medical care. She explained, since the jail didn’t have the medical staff to administer her the amount of medication she has been prescribed, she was transferred to the new location.
McGinnis said he was working with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office to have Clark transferred to a closer jail, like Box Elder County, so he could meet with her.
Clark was arrested July 6. She is being held on $250,000 bail.
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, Judge Thomas Willmore ordered Clark to appear again in court July 21, when she and McGinnis will decide whether they want to have a preliminary hearing.
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