LOGAN — The case against Teresa Clark is once again moving forward, after a judge determined she is competent to stand trial. The 37-year-old former Millville woman is accused of trying to help another woman attempt suicide.
Court records show, Clark appeared in 1st District Court Monday morning. She was previously charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony; conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, a second-degree felony; and two misdemeanors of aggravated cruelty to animals.
In June 2017, detectives allege 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 the competency evaluation.
During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Thomas Willmore scheduled the four-day jury trial for May 14 – 17. He also ordered her to appear again April 15 for a final pre-trial conference.
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.