Sentencing set in Layton pesticide misuse case

Jan 6 2012 - 9:14am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A sentencing hearing is set for a Utah extermination company and one of its former employees following convictions on federal charges stemming from the misapplication of a pesticide linked to the deaths of two young girls.

The hearing is set for Friday in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court.

In October, Bugman Pest and Lawn Inc., President Raymond Wilson and exterminator Coleman Nocks each pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a registered pesticide.

As part of a plea deal, Nocks is expected to be sentenced to six months prison, six months home confinement and probation.

The punishment recommendation for Bugman is a $3,000 fine and 36 months of probation..

The Toone family of Layton was sickened by pesticide fumes and two children died.

 

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