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Courts » Pelle Wall to testify that man should remain jailed as he awaits trial.


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She was practically naked, wearing only shorts, and had cuts on her left wrist and leg and injury to her throat, as well as a potentially lethal dose of the anti-anxiety medication Xanax in her system, for which von Schwedler did not have a prescription, according to an autopsy report.

Charges allege Wall had written and filled a prescription for his mother for 30 Xanax tablets in May 2011, though there was no documentation indicating he was treating his mother medically.

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Pelle Wall, the couple’s eldest son, has attracted the attention of local and national media for his outspoken position that his father is guilty of murder.

In April 2012, Pelle Wall filed a petition in 3rd District Juvenile Court aimed at removing his three younger siblings from their father’s custody. In June, the court and family reached an agreement that removed the children — then ages 16, 13 and 11 — from John Wall’s home.

In December, the son filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his father.

But two months later, the younger children were returned to John Wall by Juvenile Judge Charles Behrens. Since their father’s arrest, the children have been staying with relatives.

Metos said that should the doctor be released from jail, the children would likely stay in the care of their eldest brother and the relatives who have taken them in since their father’s arrest.

"We will ask that he be allowed to contact the children, so long as he does not discuss the details of the case with them," Metos said. "That’s always been the conditions."

If convicted of either charge, Wall could spend up to life in prison.

mlang@sltrib.com


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