Ogden woman pleads guilty to killing her husband in car crash

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – The woman charged with killing her husband in a car crash last year pleaded guilty in court on Thursday.

Jennie Clark admitted to attempted murder and vehicular manslaughter. Police say she deliberately drove her family’s car off the road in Ogden last year, hitting a pole. Her husband, Matthew Clark, died. The children inside the car were not hurt.

Back in July of 2021, a grand jury indicted Clark on charges including second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter, and aggravated DWI with children in the vehicle. She initially pleaded non-guilty.

Police previously told News10NBC that one of their daughters recorded the couple with their cell phone right before the crash, which played into the murder charge. Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Amanda Balling said in court last year, “The defendant can be heard threatening everyone in the car that she was going to run the vehicle into a tree” she can be heard saying, “Are you ready to die, do you want to die?"

Clark will be sentenced to 18 to 23 years in prison in October.