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Day 2 of Clark Conspiracy to Commit Murder Trial

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It's Day 2 of the jury trial for Joshua Clark, the man accused of being involved in the murder of 18-year-old John Swain.

Macy Egeland has more from the Burleigh County courthouse.

Multiple people testified in front of Judge Haskell and the jury once again today.

Most were officers or detectives involved in the case, but the state also called Theo Crowe to the stand.

Crowe is Clark's alleged accomplice in this murder.. He plead guilty in October.

When they attempted to swear Crowe in before testifying.. he stated, "I don't want anything to do with this" and was escorted out of the court room.

Officer Shaun Burkhartsmeier who interviewed Clark after the murder also testified today.

He says Clark and Crowe talked about how they were so mad they could, "kill somebody."

It was revealed in court today that Clark admitted to hitting Swain with the hammer after Crowe had already struck him 4 or 5 times.

"He walked over and gave him the hammer, or handed the hammer to Josh, Josh got up walked over to the couch and then struck John once and then handed the hammer back," says Officer Shaun Burkhartsmeier with the Bismarck Police Department.

"I hit him with it.. I'm just as guilty as he is," Clark said in a recorded interview.

Clark told the officer they then began to dismember the body.

Court will reconvene tomorrow at 9am.

Reporting in Bismarck, I'm Macy Egeland.

The state rested their case this afternoon.

The defense will begin calling witnesses to the stand tomorrow morning.

Clark faces life in prison if the jury finds him guilty

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