MORTENSEN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MORTENSEN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Convicted murderer of BYU professor pleads guilty to obstructing justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818710-78/rettig-bond-aggravated-mortensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818710-78/rettig-bond-aggravated-mortensen.html.csp">Convicted murderer of BYU professor pleads guilty to obstructing justice</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="2014-04-14T21:08:58.823-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Vernal man who held a retired Brigham Young University professor at gunpoint while another man slit his throat has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, after refusing to testify against his co-defendant last year. Benjamin David Rettig, 26, is already serving 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping for his part in Kay Mortensen’s 2009 slaying. Several counts of aggravated kidnapping and burglary charges were dismissed as pa...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818710@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:08:58 MDT Utah filmmakers raising funds for documentary on ‘Three Cups of Tea’ author http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57693704-66/mortensen-cups-tea-3000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57693704-66/mortensen-cups-tea-3000.html.csp">Utah filmmakers raising funds for documentary on ‘Three Cups of Tea’ author</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T19:35:02.957-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah filmmaking team is going to bat for an embattled author and activist — and taking on one of the titans of broadcast journalism. Married Salt Lake City filmmakers Jennifer Jordan and Jeff Rhoads last week launched a fund-raising campaign for their newest movie, “3000 Cups of Tea: The Mission and Madness of Greg Mortensen,” an investigative documentary about Mortensen’s work establishing schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The film aims to challenge accusations made against Morte...</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> 57693704@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:35:02 MDT