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ACLU sues Utah over 'failing' indigent public defense system

Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union chapter of Utah sued the state Tuesday, following a state...

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Public defender withdraws from Bountiful sex trafficking case

Rettenberger, Todd Jeremy

  Ryan Bushell, who was appointed to represent Todd Jeremy Rettenberger, on May 27, said in 2nd District Court on Thursday, June 23, he has to be excused from the case.     


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Utah forensic scientist accused of child sex abuse charged with 10 felonies

Hepworth, Michael

A former senior Utah state forensic scientist, Michael Hepworth of Woods Cross, has been charged with 10 felonies in connection to allegations of sexually abusing two children over a five-year period.


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Attorney wants victim's mental health records in Woods Cross sex case

Elkface, Brenda Lynn

  Brenda Elkface appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday, June 22, with her attorney Danny Frazier. She is accused of having sex with the boy who was a patient at Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems in Woods Cross where she was a mental health worker.     


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Cases move forward against Clearfield couple accused of kidnapping their own

Martinez, Monica Jody

  Monica Jody Martinez, 27; and Christopher John Montoya, 35, had hearings this week in 2nd District Court. Both are charged with two counts of child kidnapping, first-degree felonies, and one count of burglary, a second-degree felony.    


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Man pleads guilty to murder charge connected to death of Farmington woman

Cruz, Anthony

The man who police said was involved in a series of carjackings that led to the death of a 21-year-old Farmington woman has pleaded guilty to murder and robbery.


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ACLU sues Utah over 'failing' indigent public defense system

Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union chapter of Utah sued the state Tuesday, following a state-commissioned report that blasted Utah’s indigent defense system.


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Ex-deputy found not guilty of charge of having sex with a female inmate

Michael Mueller

The sheriff’s deputy was charged with the third-degree felony on accusations from a former inmate at the Davis County Jail.


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22-year-old man accused in Centerville kidnappings pleads not guilty

Women Trapped In Basement-1

Dereck “DJ” Harrison, accused of kidnapping a woman and her four teenage daughters with his father in Centerville, has entered not guilty pleas to related charges.


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Utah Supreme Court upholds 6-month suspension of fired Davis County prosecutor

Gavel 38

The ruling Thursday is the latest in a string of outcomes in Tyler James Larsen’s six-year struggle for reinstatement and compensation after he was dismissed by Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings in September 2010.


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Ex-deputy accused of having sexual relations with jail inmate testifies at

Michael Mueller

A former inmate accused the former sheriff’s deputy of having a sexual relationship with her in September 2014.


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