Case for man accused of raping, impregnating girl waits for DNA tests

Chora Chazares, Fidencio

The attorney representing a 62-year-old Clearfield man accused of raping and impregnating a young girl has requested the official birth certificates and DNA test results of two children. 


Judge won't toss defense attorney in delayed child abuse homicide case

Tisha Lynn Morley

Tisha Lynn Morley, 33, is accused in the February 2014 shaking death of Lincoln Penland, 8 months, at the Roy daycare she operated.


8-year-old arson and murder cases slated for jury trials


A man accused of killing a woman five days after burning down her mobile home in 2008 is scheduled for trials in February and March, 2017.


Federal suit alleges police terrorized woman, children in Roy child porn search

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A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court accuses police of manhandling and pointing guns at a woman and her three children during a child porn investigation that ultimately led to her husband’s arrest.


Judges praise Ogden's year-old juvenile courthouse

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Better technology and more space help the courthouse’s mediators and four judges cycle through cases more efficiently.


Ogden judge spends two weeks in Uganda teaching about plea agreements

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Where there is no right to a speedy trial in Uganda, arrested suspects can wait in jail for years without the foreign concept of a plea bargain.


Ogden man denied parole after kicking, killing mother's boyfriend in 2001

Gordon Leon Walls

After Gordon Leon Walls kicked his mother’s boyfriend to death in 2001, he was denied parole this year.


95-year-old fights on against Farmington City over demolished billboard

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George Fadel argues his family’s civil rights were violated and the barn’s demolition was an unconstitutional seizure of property without due process. His federal suit demands at least $400,000 in damages on behalf of his family and the Rock Manor Trust, legal owner of the building and...


Clearfield man pleads guilty to reduced charges in Amber Alert case

Montoya, Christopher John

The father of accused of kidnapping his children entered guilty pleas to reduced charges Tuesday. Christopher John Montoya, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of custodial interference across the state lines, third-degree felonies. He and Monica Jody Martinez, 27, both of Clearfield,...


Sentencing for Davis County sex offender waits for psychosexual evaluation


A sentencing hearing for a 24-year-old registered sex offender has been postponed so he can receive a psychosexual evaluation. Jeremiah Dale Barker appeared before Judge David Connors on Tuesday, July 12. He had pleaded guilty in May to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second-...

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