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Charges filed in Christmas fatal shooting in Riverdale

Charges have been filed against a teenage boy and at least one adult allegedly involved in a Christmas morning shooting that killed a Riverdale man and left his girlfriend seriously injured.

Rayburn Jimmy Bennett, 16, of West Valley City, is being charged as an adult for shooting 36-year-old Trevor Anthony Martin, according to documents filed in 2nd District Court in Weber County.

Bennett is charged with murder, robbery, burglary and obstructing justice, police documents said. The Salt Lake Tribune generally does not identify juveniles accused of crimes unless they are charged as an adult.

Brittany Ann Rogers, 31, of Clearfield, also has been charged with murder, robbery, burglary, assault and obstructing justice, charging documents show.

The charges are subject to an enhanced penalty under Utah’s anti-gang laws because the accused were allegedly acting with other people.

Police are still looking for a third defendant, a 31-year-old man from West Valley City. His formal charging documents were not yet available.

On Dec. 25, police went to a mobile home park at 5100 S. 1050 West in Riverdale after receiving a report of a shooting. The officers found Martin and his girlfriend, both of whom had been shot.

They were transported to the hospital with critical injuries and Martin later died. The woman, who was shot in the face, survived and is receiving medical treatment.

Rogers told police that she drove Bennett and the third defendant to the residence where the two male defendants forced their way into the home, according to charging documents. While inside, the two residents were shot.

Bennett acknowledged entering the victims’ home, court documents said, with “the intent to commit a robbery.” He told police he was “armed with a handgun.”

Bennett also admitted, the documents said, “to destroying some evidence such as his clothes.”

After the shooting, Rogers told police that she drove the male defendants away from the scene, and clothing from one of them was “discarded from the moving vehicle onto the roadway.”

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