WILLARD - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WILLARD News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah Hike of the week: Willard Basin Trailhead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58497168-117/amp-willard-peak-trail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58497168-117/amp-willard-peak-trail.html.csp">Utah Hike of the week: Willard Basin Trailhead</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T08:03:00.509-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Directions • From Interstate 15, take exit 362 (Brigham City) to Highway 91. Take the first Mantua exit. Once in Mantua, go south on Main Street, which becomes Willard Peak Road. Continue on the road, which will turn from pavement to a rocky, dirt path. The trailhead can be found after about 8 miles of bumpy road. Before reaching the end of the road at Inspiration Point, drivers will see a small campground to the right. The Willard Basin trailhead is directly across the road. A high-clearance v...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58497168@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:03:00 MDT Letter: Put yourselves in Willard’s shoes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533881-82/judge-willard-dever-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58533881-82/judge-willard-dever-according.html.csp">Letter: Put yourselves in Willard’s shoes</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T17:38:43.685-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What would you do? Imagine sitting in your parked vehicle minding your own business when suddenly you’re startled by two strange men aggressively shouting, swearing, surrounding you, pounding on your car windows, brandishing firearms, and trying to get you to unlock your doors. What would you do? What would any reasonable person do in such a harrowing situation? I think Danielle Willard did what any reasonable unarmed person would do when violently approached by two armed strangers in such a te...</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> 58533881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:38:43 MDT Mother of woman killed by Utah cop vows to keep fighting for change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509159-78/cowley-dever-willard-kennedy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58509159-78/cowley-dever-willard-kennedy.html.csp">Mother of woman killed by Utah cop vows to keep fighting for change</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="2014-10-15T14:43:17.83-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 02:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Melissa Kennedy says her battle is not over. The mother of Danielle Willard, shot to death by former West Valley City officer Shaun Cowley, kept a steely countenance one day after a judge dismissed Cowley’s manslaughter charge. “This just shows to me that things need to change, and if I don’t keep fighting the fight, then who will?” Kennedy said Friday during an interview at a Salt Lake City cafe. Third District Judge L.A. Dever threw out the case against Cowley on Thursday, saying Salt Lake C...</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> 58509159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:43:17 MDT Letter of the week: Judge denied justice in Willard case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508430-82/court-judge-justice-willard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58508430-82/court-judge-justice-willard.html.csp">Letter of the week: Judge denied justice in Willard case</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T16:27:02.02-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Danielle Willard’s life was taken by the lawless act of Shaun Cowley. And her family’s quest to seek justice for their daughter was taken by the lawless act of Judge Dever. Both acts are unspeakably tragic, and the court’s decision – one plainly at odds with the directives given by Utah’s highest court – only compounds the tragedy, re-victimizing a family whose only comfort and solace for the loss of their young daughter was to come through the judicial process. The court’s ruling undermines the...</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> 58508430@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:27:02 MDT Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58504205-78/cowley-willard-judge-case.html.csp">Judge dismisses manslaughter case against former Utah cop</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="2014-10-11T21:02:42.266-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley knew what happened on Nov. 2, 2012, when he pulled the trigger and killed Danielle Willard. And he knew he was justified in doing so, he said Thursday after a judge dismissed a manslaughter charge against him. “It’s just a long road to get here,” an emotional Cowley told reporters. Cowley, 34, said the last two years “has taken a toll” on him and his family. First, Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill ruled the fatal shooting unjustified in August ...</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> 58504205@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:02:42 MDT Judge’s decision on Cowley fatal police shooting comes Thursday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58500013-78/cowley-willard-fired-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58500013-78/cowley-willard-fired-defense.html.csp">Judge’s decision on Cowley fatal police shooting comes Thursday</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="2014-10-09T14:17:45.692-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley pulled out his gun and fired it twice toward Danielle Willard, was it reasonable for him to believe that his life was in danger? Prosecutors say it wasn’t — that he was never in any danger of being hit by Willard’s car as she reversed that November 2012 day. But Cowley’s defense team argued Wednesday that the former detective had less than a second to react to a dangerous situation, and that he perceived his life was being threatened. After th...</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> 58500013@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:17:45 MDT Witness says ex-cop ‘used unnecessary force’ in deadly shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496183-78/cowley-willard-police-kotrodimos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58496183-78/cowley-willard-police-kotrodimos.html.csp">Witness says ex-cop ‘used unnecessary force’ in deadly shooting</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="2014-10-08T10:24:58.639-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 10:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The stakes are high in former West Valley City detective Shaun Cowley’s case: he could sit in prison for up to 15 years if convicted as charged of manslaughter. Because the penalty is so high, defense attorney Lindsay Jarvis said Tuesday that her client shouldn’t be convicted based on someone’s hunch, best guess or assumption – which is why she and co-counsel Paul Cassell vigorously attacked statements made by the prosecution’s expert witnesses during the second day of Cowley’s preliminary tria...</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> 58496183@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:24:58 MDT Investigator points out inconsistencies in ex-Utah cop’s story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58485906-78/cowley-greco-willard-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58485906-78/cowley-greco-willard-car.html.csp">Investigator points out inconsistencies in ex-Utah cop’s story</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="2014-10-07T16:34:58.614-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When former West Valley City detective Shaun Cowley was interviewed by police weeks after he shot and killed Danielle Willard, he appeared nervous. His statements seemed labored, WVC Detective David Greco testified on Monday, and he avoided eye contact. The interview itself seemed scripted, Greco said Monday during the first day of a preliminary hearing for Cowley, who is charged in 3rd District Court with second-degree felony manslaughter. The interviewer, Greco added, was hired by Cowley’s at...</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> 58485906@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:34:58 MDT Ex-Utah cop focuses on alleged drug dealer testimony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484881-78/cowley-defense-prosecutors-willard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484881-78/cowley-defense-prosecutors-willard.html.csp">Ex-Utah cop focuses on alleged drug dealer testimony</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="2014-10-03T22:37:00.719-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One man had a conversation with Danielle Willard in the minutes before she was shot and killed by West Valley City police Detective Shaun Cowley. That man, known by his street name “Felon,” would testify that just before the shooting, he sold Willard heroin. That man, Cowley’s defense team said in a recent court filing, would say that the 21-year-old woman was “highly agitated” and told him, “I’m sick. I need heroin.” Whether the man, David Gines, will testify in a preliminary hearing set to be...</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> 58484881@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:37:00 MDT