Investigators await forensics in West Point deaths

May 31 2013 - 5:53pm

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Balloons and stuffed animals are placed around the mail box of the residence where two boys were found dead in West Point, Thursday May 23, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)
Balloons and stuffed animals are placed around the mail box of the residence where two boys were found dead in West Point, Thursday May 23, 2013. (REYNALDO LEAL/Standard-Examiner)

FARMINGTON -- The Davis County Attorney's Office said it is not ready to file charges against a 15-year-old boy suspected of killing his two younger brothers on May 22 in West Point.


County Attorney Troy Rawlings said Friday his office expects to make charging decisions "as soon as evidence necessary to do so has been submitted to our office and has been thoroughly reviewed and assessed."


"Preliminary matters have been discussed and initial information has been provided by law enforcement, the formal submission of evidence required to screen this case has not happened because the investigation is not complete,"  Rawlings said in a press release.


Sheriff Todd Richardson said, "We are waiting for forensics stuff to come back. We haven't got the final reports back, so we don't want to give an incomplete package to the county attorney's office."

Officers were called to the house on the block of 25 North and 1660 West in West Point at 7:30 p.m. on May 22 by the mother, who found her 4-year-old son dead and presumed her other two sons were missing.


When officers arrived, they found the body of the woman's 10-year-old son in the basement. Both boys had suffered multiple knife wounds, officers said.


The boys who died were identified as Alex Vidinhar, 10; and Benjie Vidinhar, 4.


The 15-year-old son, later identified as Aza Vidinhar, was found in Layton by police close to midnight, officers said. He had been presumed missing, and officers from multiple jurisdictions were looking for him as a person of interest on May 22, officers said.


Aza Vidinhar, who is considered the only suspect in the case, is being held at Farmington Bay Youth Center on two counts of homicide. No formal charges have been filed in 2nd District Juvenile Court.


A funeral has been planned for the two younger boys. It will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Washington Heights Church, 1770 E 6200 S, Ogden, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden.


The family has requested no media coverage of the funeral, said Pastor Benjer McVeigh.


An account has been set up so friends and the community can make contributions. It is the Vidinhar Family charitable account, America First Credit Union.

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