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Mom accused of killing kids in ‘Demon Assassins’ case will use insanity defense

Dan Morse, The Washington Post
Mar 14 2014 - 10:07am

WASHINGTON -- A Maryland woman accused of stabbing her children in a bloody exorcism was formally indicted on first-degree murder charges Thursday. Her attorney said he plans to pursue an insanity defense.

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SLC police change missing persons case to homicide

The Associated Press
Mar 13 2014 - 6:14am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police say they believe a pregnant woman who vanished 12 years ago was killed.

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DA to seek death penalty in Midvale triple killing

The Associated Press
Mar 7 2014 - 4:25pm

WEST JORDAN -- Salt Lake County's top prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a 26-year-old man accused of killing three people at a Midvale home last year.

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Teen girl charged with murder in shooting death of Utah County deputy

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Feb 18 2014 - 5:12pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A teenage girl who Utah prosecutors say was the driver and a willing participant in a cross-county crime spree that left one deputy dead and another wounded was charged Tuesday with aggravated murder and other counts.

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VIDEO: A distressed Stephanie Sloop appears in court as evidence in case held up

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 6:33am

FARMINGTON -- Evidence that could help Stephanie Sloop has not been turned over to the defense, her attorney said.Stephanie Sloop, mother of 4-year-old Ethan Stacy appeared in court on Tuesday. When she got into the courtroom, she looked distressed and wiped away tears.

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Orem man pleads not guilty to killing wife for $1M life insurance

The Associated Press
Feb 10 2014 - 6:37pm

PROVO -- An Orem man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed his 25-year-old wife for nearly $1 million in insurance proceeds.

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Suspect in Utah double-homicide guilty of Nev. kidnapping

The Associated Press
Feb 7 2014 - 6:42pm

ELKO, Nev. -- A suspect in a double-homicide in Utah has been convicted of kidnapping, robbery and theft in the shooting of a woman during a botched carjacking in Nevada in December 2011.

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Suspect in death of 85-year-old Murray woman in custody

The Associated Press
Feb 7 2014 - 2:42pm

MURRAY -- The man police believe is the suspect in the death of an 85-year-old Murray woman has been taken into custody.

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Suspect in Murray slaying of woman, 85, held in Davis jail

The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 9:21am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- A judge scheduled a three-day preliminary hearing beginning Nov. 18 for a Utah man who could face the death penalty in the slaying of an 84-year-old Murray woman before her body was found in her burning home.

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Former SE editor remembers covering gruesome Hi-Fi murders

Contributed, Flora Ogan
Apr 21 2014 - 6:18pm

Editor's Note: Former Standard-Examiner city editor and later editorial page editor, Flora Ogan, wrote this personal account of covering the Hi-Fi murders for the Standard-Examiner in 2006.I picked up the ringing phone at about 11 p.m. Flora you gotta get someone downtown, yelled Security Guard Ted Tappen. His Texas drawl was heavy. It was clear...

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Forty years later, Ogden Hi-Fi murders are still considered the worst

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 21 2014 - 5:55pm

It was one of the most heinous acts in Ogden's history and was seen nationwide as one of the most horrid and cruel murders at the time.Forty years later, its impact lives on.

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VIDEO: Utah County mom accused in babies’ deaths in court

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 3:32pm

PROVO -- Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.

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Autopsies of 7 Utah County infants completed

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 12:13pm

PLEASANT GROVE -- The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage.

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Taylorsville woman found dead was suffocated

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:52am

TAYLORSVILLE -- Police have identified the victim of a Taylorsville murder as a 59-year-old woman.

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Attorney for West Point teen accused of killing brothers wants hearing closed

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:28am

FARMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing to death his two younger brothers said he plans to file a motion to have part of a certification hearing sealed.

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Geary pleads not guilty in death of Layton 1-year-old

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 3:01pm

FARMINGTON --- The man accused of causing the death of 1-year-old Aliyah Faye Wild entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

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VIDEO: Utah County mom accused in babies’ deaths in court

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 3:32pm

PROVO -- Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.

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VIDEO: Mother gives emotional testimony in hearing for man accused in Layton baby's death

Loretta Park, The Associated Press
Apr 8 2014 - 10:44am

BOUNTIFUL --  Jennifer Wilde sobbed through the details about the last days of her baby girl's life.

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VIDEO: A distressed Stephanie Sloop appears in court as evidence in case held up

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 6:33am

FARMINGTON -- Evidence that could help Stephanie Sloop has not been turned over to the defense, her attorney said.Stephanie Sloop, mother of 4-year-old Ethan Stacy appeared in court on Tuesday. When she got into the courtroom, she looked distressed and wiped away tears.

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Stewart hanged himself with bedsheet, authorities say

File photo (STANDARD-EXAMINER)

Bryon Saxton
May 24 2013 - 11:41am

OGDEN - Accused police killer Matthew David Stewart hanged himself with a bedsheet in his Weber County Jail cell early Friday, County Attorney Dee Smith said today.Jailers checked on Stewart one hour earlier, Smith said. He termed the watch on Stewart as "vigilant.""Suicides in correctional facilities are a microcosm of our society," Sheriff Terry...

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Family: Matthew Stewart found dead in jail cell

Matthew David Stewart during day 3 of his preliminary trial at Second District Courthouse in Ogden on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Standard-Examiner File Photo

Staff
May 24 2013 - 8:29am

OGDEN -- A defense attorney for Matthew David Stewart said the 38-year-old Ogden resident was found hanged in his jail cell this morning. Independent confirmation from the Weber County Jail was not available. Sheriff's spokesman Mark Lowther said a news conference was set for 11 a.m. at the Weber County Commission offices.

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Witness: Ethan Stacy had burns that 'would cause tremendous pain'

Nathan Sloop attends the final day of his preliminary hearing in the death of Ethan Stacy at Second District Court Friday, April 19, 2013 in Farmington, Utah.  (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 19 2013 - 11:45am

FARMINGTON -- Nathanael Sloop's attorneys plan to challenge Shelby's Law, which allows prosecutors to go after the death penalty when a child dies from either neglect or abuse."Shelby's Law allows for the death penalty for an unintentional killing," said Richard Mauro, defense attorney for Sloop.Mauro and Scott Williams spoke with the media after...

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Longtime letter writer to suspect in 1983 Ogden murder feels 'deceived'

Gregory L. Seamons

Scott Schwebke
Oct 5 2012 - 8:19pm

OGDEN -- From his cell at the Idaho State Correctional Institution, Gregory L. Seamons wrote last month to an Ogden woman about soon being paroled after being in prison for second-degree kidnapping since 2007. The neatly penned two-page letter makes no mention that he had already been interviewed by Ogden detectives, who, through DNA evidence,...

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GALLERY: Boren Family Funeral

Senior Officer with the Provo Police Department, Dan Smith, comforts his son at the funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King at Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Jan 22 2014 - 8:05pm

The funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King was held at Lindquist's Layton Chapel in Layton on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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VIDEO: Utah County mom accused in babies’ deaths in court

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 3:32pm

PROVO -- Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.

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VIDEO: Mother gives emotional testimony in hearing for man accused in Layton baby's death

Loretta Park, The Associated Press
Apr 8 2014 - 10:44am

BOUNTIFUL --  Jennifer Wilde sobbed through the details about the last days of her baby girl's life.

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VIDEO: A distressed Stephanie Sloop appears in court as evidence in case held up

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 6:33am

FARMINGTON -- Evidence that could help Stephanie Sloop has not been turned over to the defense, her attorney said.Stephanie Sloop, mother of 4-year-old Ethan Stacy appeared in court on Tuesday. When she got into the courtroom, she looked distressed and wiped away tears.

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GALLERY: Boren Family Funeral

Senior Officer with the Provo Police Department, Dan Smith, comforts his son at the funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King at Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Jan 22 2014 - 8:05pm

The funeral for Kelly Boren, her children, Joshua "Jaden" Boren, Haley Boren and her mother, Marie King was held at Lindquist's Layton Chapel in Layton on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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Stewart hanged himself with bedsheet, authorities say

File photo (STANDARD-EXAMINER)

Bryon Saxton
May 24 2013 - 11:41am

OGDEN - Accused police killer Matthew David Stewart hanged himself with a bedsheet in his Weber County Jail cell early Friday, County Attorney Dee Smith said today.Jailers checked on Stewart one hour earlier, Smith said. He termed the watch on Stewart as "vigilant.""Suicides in correctional facilities are a microcosm of our society," Sheriff Terry...

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Family: Matthew Stewart found dead in jail cell

Matthew David Stewart during day 3 of his preliminary trial at Second District Courthouse in Ogden on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Standard-Examiner File Photo

Staff
May 24 2013 - 8:29am

OGDEN -- A defense attorney for Matthew David Stewart said the 38-year-old Ogden resident was found hanged in his jail cell this morning. Independent confirmation from the Weber County Jail was not available. Sheriff's spokesman Mark Lowther said a news conference was set for 11 a.m. at the Weber County Commission offices.

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Witness: Ethan Stacy had burns that 'would cause tremendous pain'

Nathan Sloop attends the final day of his preliminary hearing in the death of Ethan Stacy at Second District Court Friday, April 19, 2013 in Farmington, Utah.  (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park
Apr 19 2013 - 11:45am

FARMINGTON -- Nathanael Sloop's attorneys plan to challenge Shelby's Law, which allows prosecutors to go after the death penalty when a child dies from either neglect or abuse."Shelby's Law allows for the death penalty for an unintentional killing," said Richard Mauro, defense attorney for Sloop.Mauro and Scott Williams spoke with the media after...

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Longtime letter writer to suspect in 1983 Ogden murder feels 'deceived'

Gregory L. Seamons

Scott Schwebke
Oct 5 2012 - 8:19pm

OGDEN -- From his cell at the Idaho State Correctional Institution, Gregory L. Seamons wrote last month to an Ogden woman about soon being paroled after being in prison for second-degree kidnapping since 2007. The neatly penned two-page letter makes no mention that he had already been interviewed by Ogden detectives, who, through DNA evidence,...

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