The Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the Dec. 21, 2016 death of Heather Ashton Miller, 28, of Kearns. An autopsy report said Miller died of a torn spleen and blunt-force trauma apparently suffered in the Davis County Jail.
This is a weekly round-up of new charges and ongoing hearings in Weber and Davis county courts for March 6-10, 2017.
An attorney for Luis Angel Martinez, a man charged in connection with a 2015 Clinton home invasion, filed a motion asking to withdraw his client’s guilty plea.
Donald Larry Stephens, formerly of Roy, was sentenced to 15 years to life after pleading guilty in connection with the sexual abuse of a young girl.
The man faces 11 charges related to soliciting sex and pornographic images from underage girls via Facebook.
The Davis County Attorney’s Office on Thursday, March 2, 2017, filed five counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse against a 59-year-old man. The alleged crimes happened from 1983 to 1991.
State data bears out the meager prospects many Utah crime victims have of ever seeing substantial money paid back by perpetrators. For instance, since 2009, the Utah Office for Victims of Crime has only been able to recover only $633,963 of the more than $6 million ordered to be paid to the agency...
A jury acquitted a former Utah attorney general of bribery and evidence tampering charges in one of the highest-profile scandals in state history.
Judge Scott Hadley sentenced Julio Alphonso Dominguez, 27, and Jaime Cruz Martinez, 26, to 10 years to life in Utah State Prison Tuesday, Feb. 28.