ASHTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ASHTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) St. George slaying: Self-defense or coldhearted murder? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57968213-78/smith-ashton-christensen-pendleton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57968213-78/smith-ashton-christensen-pendleton.html.csp">St. George slaying: Self-defense or coldhearted murder?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:55:46.562-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Brandon Perry Smith allegedly killed a woman one December night in 2010, was it because his own life was threatened — or is he a coldhearted murderer who relished taking the life of a stranger? The prosecution and defense cast the 32-year-old Washington County man in different lights in recent court filings, in which Smith is asking a judge to reverse the decision to send him to trial on a capital aggravated-murder charge. Smith is charged in 5th District Court with aggravated murder and a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57968213@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:55:46 MDT