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Judge squelches defense attorney's mentions of Salem witch trials, other events

FARMINGTON — A defense attorney who sometimes refers to the Salem witch trials and the Spanish Inquisition in his closing arguments objects that Davis County prosecutors are trying to muzzle him heading into a murder trial. Second District Judge David J. Williams recently signed an order proposed by prosecutors to prohibit attorneys in the murder trial of Michael Jameel Hines from talking about things not entered into evidence. “Specifically, this includes but is not limited to references to historical events, cases where a jury convicted someone later found to have been innocent, ...

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Margie V. Christensen

Margie V. Christensen, 88, passed away November 11, 2021. Arrangements under the direction of Myers Mortuary, 5865 S 1900 W, Roy, Utah.



Letter: Jury made the right decision

I want to thank the jury in the high-profile case that was decided recently. I watched the last three days of the trial, and saw the videos, and heard testimonies from both sides. The jury had a very difficult job, and I agree with their verdict. I watched, wanting to know the true facts. I ...