West Point teen accused of stabbing brothers expected in court today

Tuesday , July 16, 2013 - 9:38 AM

FARMINGTON — Aza Vidinhar, 15, accused of stabbing his two younger brothers to death, is expected to appear in 2nd District Juvenile Court Tuesday morning.

The Davis County Attorney’s Office is expected to argue that Vidinhar’s case should be moved to the adult court. Defense attorneys hope to keep the case in juvenile court.

Vidinhar, of West Point, is charged with two counts of first-degree felony murder. His brothers, ages 4 and 10, were found with multiple stab wounds inside their home on May 22 when their mother came home.

Vidinhar was found several hours later by Layton police. He was arrested and booked in Farmington Bay Youth Center on May 23.

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The Davis County Attorney’s Office filed the formal charges on July 1 along with a motion asking the judge to certify the teenager as an adult. If the judge keeps Vidinhar in the juvenile system and he is convicted of the charges he will be released when he is 21.

If convicted as an adult, he will can face a sentence of life in the Utah State Prison.

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