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Utah man convicted of murder in stabbing at party
Courts » Jury takes little time to find Adam Karr guilty in fatal stabbing of Kaleb Yazzie.


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But it wasn’t enough to sway the jury.

Prosecutors countered that Yazzie was on his way out and too drunk to effectively resist. His blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, according to an autopsy.

Reporter Marissa Lang is in the courtroom

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"The only evidence that we have is that Kaleb was leaving," Parker said. "He wasn’t leaving very well. He was rude and obnoxious, but he was leaving."

Parker added that for the defendant’s action to be "reasonable" or "necessary," killing would have had to be the only option. He listed other "reasonable" alternatives, such as closing the door, calling police and enlisting others to kick Yazzie out.

"He didn’t have to leave him butchered and bleeding to death," the victim’s mother Cynthia Lansing said."They didn’t even give him a chance. I can’t believe a human being could do that to another human being."

Ammon Karr, who was also charged in the case, pleaded guilty to an obstruction of justice charge in a plea deal with prosecutors that spared him any prison time in lieu of jail, house arrest and 3 years probation.

mlang@sltrib.com

Twitter: marissa_jae




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