Man guilty of killing witness in SLC shooting

Mar 4 2013 - 11:23am


Anthony Prater (Police photo)
Anthony Prater (Police photo)


SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man accused of fatally shooting another man for testifying against his friend has been found guilty of murder.

A 3rd District Court jury deliberated about seven hours before finding 28-year-old Anthony Prater guilty of various charges on Thursday, including aggravated murder.

Prosecutors say Prater shot 35-year-old Vincent Samora in November 2007 as an act of revenge designed to silence the man who testified against Prater's friend in a 2005 shooting case.

Defense attorneys insist Prater was framed.

Prater awaits sentencing May 6.


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