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‘I ran out of bullets,’ Utah triple-homicide suspect allegedly said
Court hearing » Witness recounts suspect’s alleged admission hours after three people were killed in Midvale.


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Crime scene photos showed where each of the victims had been gun down: Jarman slumped in a turquoise chair in the living room, Young on the ground in a pool of her own blood, Lucero in an upstairs bedroom splayed out over blood-stained sheets.

A forensic investigator testified that it was determined they had all died from gunshot wounds.

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Jarman suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, where the bullet was later retrieved from his body. The shot pierced his spinal cord and would have caused him to stop breathing, testified Pamela Ulmer.

Young was also shot in the neck. The bullet cut through her jugular vein and carotid artery, Ulmer said, noting the woman may not have died immediately, but she wouldn’t have been able to stand.

Lucero was shot twice in the torso, the bullet tearing through her lungs and caused massive internal bleeding, Ulmer said.

All three tested positive for drugs.

Nicole Brass, who used to live in the home, said drug deals were a frequent occurrence and drew a constant parade of people in and out of the house.

Just weeks before the shooting, the house had been raided by law enforcement, according to testimony. The front door had been broken and could no longer be used.

Guests had to enter through the kitchen — a narrow room with a tile floor atop which detectives would later find bullet casings.

Eyewitnesses testified Wednesday that Fresques entered the home, pulled out a gun and began shooting without warning.


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Davis Romney Fotu, who was with Fresques that day despite having just met him the night before, said he didn’t see the shootings. But he heard gunfire.

Fotu, who pleaded guilty in October to second-degree obstruction of justice in this case, will be sentenced later this month.

The last Fotu saw of Fresques, he said, was when he told him to take his truck and take off. He told prosecutors it seemed like the easiest way to separate himself from the defendant.

Sometime later, Fresques called Diamond and asked to come over, she said.

Diamond considers Fresques a friend. She didn’t want to be there Thursday, testifying against her "homeboy."

Throughout her testimony, she called him by his nickname: Twisted.

She told prosecutors that the two had seen each other the night before the shooting and Fresques had said something about going to find a gun.

The preliminary hearing is expected to last through Friday morning, at which point, Judge Mark Kouris will rule whether or not there is enough evidence to order Fresques to stand trial.

mlang@sltrib.com

Twitter: @Marissa_Jae



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