Trial scheduled in 2020 for woman accused of assisting in suicide attempts

Booking photo for Teresa R. Clark (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — The trial for a 38-year-old former Millville woman, accused of trying to help another woman attempt suicide, has been rescheduled for next year. Teresa R. Clark was ordered to appear for the five-day jury trial, beginning March 2, 2020.

Clark appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. She was previously charged with two counts of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony; and two misdemeanors of aggravated cruelty to animals.

In June 2017, Logan City police detectives reported that Clark called 911 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.

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

The case was delayed after the victim died from an unrelated matter. It was scheduled to go to trial in November but delayed again, after Clark’s public defender asked for a competency evaluation.

In January, Clark was found competent to stand trial.

Clark faces up to life in prison if convicted. She is currently out of jail and living in Salt Lake after posting $20,000 bail.

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