MURDER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MURDER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57626133-200/homes-real-estate-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57626133-200/homes-real-estate-murder.html.csp">Utah realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T14:21:21.595-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 02:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Payson • When a California couple pulled up Kay Mortensen’s winding driveway, they found the for-sale sign — peppered with bullet holes — lying in the bushes. It had been about two years since someone tied up the retired Brigham Young University professor in his Payson Canyon home and killed him. The murder was widely publicized, and while Mortensen’s family tried to move on, there was the matter of trying to get someone to buy his house with its grisly story. “A lot of people thought we were 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57626133@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:21:21 MDT Trib Talk: How do you sell a home where a heinous crime occurred http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57836931-231/crime-heinous-homes-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/57836931-231/crime-heinous-homes-murder.html.csp">Trib Talk: How do you sell a home where a heinous crime occurred</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T12:58:56.212-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A violent crime occurs, a family moves on, but often there’s a house left behind. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Realtor Dave Frederickson and Tribune justice reporter Michael McFall join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the challenges of marketing and selling homes where a murder or other heinous crime happened. To comment or ask questions, use the #TribTalk hashtag on Twitter or Google+ or send a text to 801-609-8059.</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> 57836931@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:58:56 MDT Video: Houses where a murder or suicide happened a hard sell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834074-78/sell-tribune-explores-iframe.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57834074-78/sell-tribune-explores-iframe.html.csp">Video: Houses where a murder or suicide happened a hard sell</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T14:09:49.307-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 02:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It can be a hard sell, but not impossible. Tribune reporter Michael McFall explores the challenges faced when trying to sell a stigmatized house, one that carries the shadow of a murder, suicide or similarly sordid event. The story, which will be posted online Saturday and appear in Sunday’s Tribune, explores the effect on value and the state’s laws regarding disclosure.</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> 57834074@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:09:49 MDT Attorney: Boyfriend forced Utah girl to flee after cop was killed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831826-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-wride.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57831826-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-wride.html.csp">Attorney: Boyfriend forced Utah girl to flee after cop was killed</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="2014-04-18T07:48:25.838-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 07:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • If her case goes to trial, 17-year-old Meagan Dakota Grunwald will testify in her own defense that she was forced by her boyfriend to drive her truck during a high-speed manhunt while the boyfriend shot at police, her attorney said Thursday. No one has heard Grunwald’s story, defense attorney Dean Zabriskie told reporters Thursday, just moments after the girl was ordered to stand trial on 12 charges related to the murder of one police officer, and the shooting and wounding of another. Z...</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> 57831826@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:48:25 MDT Judge limits news coverage of Utah teen charged with murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822106-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822106-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-county.html.csp">Judge limits news coverage of Utah teen charged with murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T19:42:15.744-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 07:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge is limiting television and photographic coverage of a preliminary hearing for a 17-year-old Draper girl charged as an accomplice in a January shooting spree that resulted in the death of one police officer and the wounding of another. Meagan Dakota Grunwald is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, and 11 other charges related to the death of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride near Lehi and the wounding of Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Sherwood in Santaquin. Fou...</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> 57822106@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:15 MDT Unsolved Idaho triple homicide linked to Utah suspects http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814061-200/semrad-idaho-case-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57814061-200/semrad-idaho-case-state.html.csp">Unsolved Idaho triple homicide linked to Utah suspects</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Idaho State Journal</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T12:47:19.331-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pocatello, Idaho • Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad was in Colorado about a year ago when he received the darkest phone call of his 31-year career in law enforcement. Three people had been found murdered in a remote farmhouse near the tiny community of Holbrook. One of Semrad’s deputies shared the shocking news on Friday, April 5, 2013. The bodies of Brent L. Christensen, 62, his son Trent Jon Christensen, 32, and Trent’s girlfriend, Yavette Chivon Carter, 27, were found in the home of the Chri...</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> 57814061@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:47:19 MDT Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801647-68/pistorius-nel-steenkamp-prosecutor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801647-68/pistorius-nel-steenkamp-prosecutor.html.csp">Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T14:24:34.931-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized — then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner. It was a harsh day of cross-examination for Pistorius, challenged relentlessly about his account of the moments just before he kille...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578016472014-04-10T14:24:34.931-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T14:24:34.931-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801647@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:24:34 MDT Duchesne man sentenced in wife’s murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57799901-78/dodd-ratliff-murder-wife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57799901-78/dodd-ratliff-murder-wife.html.csp">Duchesne man sentenced in wife’s murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T20:07:26.531-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Duchesne man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death in a 2011 murder-suicide attempt. Charles Dodd, 78, pleaded guilty Monday in 8th District Court to first-degree felony murder of his wife, Mary Ratliff. Ratliff’s body was found in the couple’s home Aug. 13, 2011, after a family friend received from Dodd a package containing a suicide note and $7,000 for burial expenses. Ratliff was lying on a hospital-style bed, with multiple stab wounds in her chest,...</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> 57799901@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:07:26 MDT Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp">Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ellen fagg weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:10:21.413-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A theater subscriber has written a letter of complaint to Pioneer Theatre Company about not receiving a notice about a kiss between two men in “Deathtrap,” the company’s production of a 1978 murder mystery. The letter writer, who called herself a theater and arts lover, said she was infuriated because she had brought her teenage son to the play. She called the company’s decision to not disclose “repulsive” content to be “irresponsible and negligent,” and referred to the kiss as an “explicit, hom...</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> 57786323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:10:21 MDT Man cleared of NYC murder after 25 years in prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57791166-68/fleming-prosecutors-brooklyn-conviction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57791166-68/fleming-prosecutors-brooklyn-conviction.html.csp">Man cleared of NYC murder after 25 years in prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T14:28:43.225-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 02:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A man who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation. Jonathan Fleming was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family in a Brooklyn courtroom. Relatives said, “Thank you, God!” after he was freed. “After 25 years, come hug your mother,” Patricia Fleming said, and he did. Defense attorneys and prosecutors asked a Brooklyn judge to dismiss Fleming’s conviction in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577911662014-04-08T14:28:43.225-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T14:28:43.225-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:28:43 MDT Pistorius sobs during testimony in murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790232-68/pistorius-door-steenkamp-toilet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790232-68/pistorius-door-steenkamp-toilet.html.csp">Pistorius sobs during testimony in murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Oscar Pistorius broke down in sobs and howls while testifying at his murder trial Tuesday, forcing the court to adjourn as the star athlete was describing the moments he said he first realized he had shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home. “I sat over Reeva and I cried,” Pistorius said, telling how he broke open the stall door in his bathroom last year to discover his mortally wounded girlfriend slumped over in the cubicle. “I don’t know how lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577902322014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790232@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:13:08 MDT Pistorius apologizes at his murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785526-68/pistorius-steenkamp-family-testimony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785526-68/pistorius-steenkamp-family-testimony.html.csp">Pistorius apologizes at his murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T09:31:07.645-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 09:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Stifling sobs, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday in his murder trial and apologized to the family of the girlfriend he shot dead, describing himself as traumatized and now on antidepressant medication, and sometimes waking from nightmares to the “smell of blood.” Pistorius’ voice quavered so much and was so low at the start of his testimony that Judge Thokozile Masipa asked him to speak up as, standing and addressing a packed courtroom, he talked of his remor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577855262014-04-07T09:31:07.645-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T09:31:07.645-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785526@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:31:07 MDT Resolution near for man charged in 1983 death of Ogden girl? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57758985-78/seamons-girl-ogden-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57758985-78/seamons-girl-ogden-charged.html.csp">Resolution near for man charged in 1983 death of Ogden girl?</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="2014-04-01T22:05:51.523-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A resolution may be near for a man charged with raping and killing an 11-year-old Ogden girl in 1983. Gregory L. Seamons, 46, is charged Ogden’s 2nd District Court with first-degree felony counts of murder and rape for the slaying of Rebecca Lemberger, who went missing while walking to Edison Elementary School on March 2, 1983. During a hearing on Monday, attorneys told a judge that they are attempting to reach a settlement in the case, according to court records. Another hearing was set for Ap...</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> 57758985@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:05:51 MDT Accomplice in Utah triple murder sentenced to jail, probation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743194-78/fotu-fresques-sltrib-trial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743194-78/fotu-fresques-sltrib-trial.html.csp">Accomplice in Utah triple murder sentenced to jail, probation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T09:37:54.671-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The man who was present during a triple homicide at a Midvale home last year will remain in jail for at least two more years, until he testifies against the alleged triggerman at trial. Davis Romney Fotu, 33, was sentenced Friday in 3rd District Court to spend three years — or however long it takes to bring David Fresques to trial for the February 2013 slaying of three people — in jail after he pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in connection with the murders. Judge Terry Christiansen said F...</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> 57743194@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:37:54 MDT Newlywed gets 30 years in husband murder case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738821-68/graham-johnson-judge-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57738821-68/graham-johnson-judge-murder.html.csp">Newlywed gets 30 years in husband murder case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T19:32:48.606-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Missoula, Mont. • A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to more than 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park after they argued over her regrets about the marriage. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said he saw no remorse from Jordan Graham, 22, in the killing of Cody Johnson, 25. He sentenced her to 30 years and five months in prison and ordered her to pay $16,910 in restitution. Graham will be subject to five years of court ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577388212014-03-27T19:32:48.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T19:32:48.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738821@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:32:48 MDT Prosecutors seek life sentence for newlywed bride http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704291-68/graham-johnson-cliff-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704291-68/graham-johnson-cliff-didn.html.csp">Prosecutors seek life sentence for newlywed bride</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT VOLZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T17:20:02.054-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helena, Mont. • Federal prosecutors recommended a life sentence for a 22-year old Montana newlywed who pleaded guilty to murder after saying she pushed her new husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park. Her attorney, however, said the “extremely reckless but unintentional act” merits 10 years in prison. A sentencing hearing for Jordan Graham is set for March 27 before U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula. Graham entered her plea in December to second-degree murder in the July death o...</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> 57704291@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:20:02 MDT Watch the Oscar Pistorius murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57694583-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57694583-68/story.csp">Watch the Oscar Pistorius murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Digital First Media and wires</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T14:00:30.966-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;&lt;script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” data-hide-embed=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/14702/”&gt;&lt;/script&gt;&lt;noscript&gt;&lt;h1&gt;Live video of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial &lt;/h1&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian from South Africa, is on trial for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Steenkamp died after Pistorius shot a gun four times through a doo...</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> 57694583@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:00:30 MDT Plea deal may be coming in Ogden cold case murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57671523-78/odle-ellenwood-according-murder.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57671523-78/odle-ellenwood-according-murder.html.csp">Plea deal may be coming in Ogden cold case murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T23:30:23.711-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A plea deal appears to be in the works for an Alaska man accused of murdering a 92-year-old woman two decades ago in Utah. Last May, Stephen Ellenwood, 41, was arrested at his home in Haines, Alaska, and charged with aggravated murder after a DNA match placed him at the 1993 scene where Grace Mae Odle was sexually assaulted and badly beaten inside her room at an assisted living home in Ogden. Ellenwood appeared in court last Friday, where attorneys told the judge they were close to a plea deal,...</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> 57671523@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:30:23 MDT Utah triple-murder suspect enters not guilty pleas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665948-78/fresques-sltrib-murder-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665948-78/fresques-sltrib-murder-com.html.csp">Utah triple-murder suspect enters not guilty pleas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T23:30:35.191-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • The man accused of gunning down three people in cold blood last year told a judge Tuesday that he’s not guilty of the crimes with which he’s been charged. David Fresques, against whom prosecutors will seek the death penalty, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder stemming from a Midvale shooting on Feb. 12, 2013. After entering his pleas, Fresques turned briefly to look at his mother seated in the courtroom gall...</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> 57665948@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:30:35 MDT Court declines appeal from man who murdered Utah plumber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57667062-78/nicholls-court-plea-appeal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57667062-78/nicholls-court-plea-appeal.html.csp">Court declines appeal from man who murdered Utah plumber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T20:18:12.752-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 08:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down an appeal from a Utah man who has battled for years to revoke his guilty plea in the aggravated murder of his girlfriend’s ex-husband. Craig Duncan Nicholls, 50, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, says he did not understand the ramifications of a plea deal he signed in 2003 because of mental illness and ineffective counsel; he also alleged misconduct by a state judge. Both the Utah Supreme Court and a Utah federal...</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> 57667062@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:18:12 MDT