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Orem man ordered to stand trial in wife’s death

The Associated Press
Jan 11 2014 - 7:41pm

PROVO, Utah -- An Orem man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed his wife for nearly $1 million in insurance proceeds.

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Ellenwood ordered to stand trial in murder of 92-year-old Ogden woman in 1993

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 10 2014 - 7:03pm

OGDEN -- Stephen Phillip Ellenwood was ordered to stand trial Friday for aggravated murder in the slaying of an elderly Ogden woman more than 20 years ago.

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Russia hunts for suspects in six killings near Olympic venue

Bloomberg News, Henry Meyer, Stephen Kravchenko
Jan 10 2014 - 1:12pm

MOSCOW -- Russia is hunting for suspects in the murders of six people as part of a counter-terrorism operation in a region near Sochi, the Black Sea resort that will host next month's Winter Olympics.The acting governor of the Stavropol region, Vladimir Vladimirov, led an emergency meeting with law enforcement and other officials Friday after six...

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Police: Midvale man shot, killed wife while he was driving

The Associated Press
Jan 10 2014 - 10:13am

MIDVALE -- A 43-year-old Midvale man who told police his wife committed suicide in a moving pickup truck is now accused of killing her while he was driving.

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Ohio police identify strangled woman found in 1983 as missing from Utah

The Associated Press
Jan 10 2014 - 8:16am

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police in central Ohio say a homicide victim found in 1983 has been identified as a woman reported missing from Utah the previous year.

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Ex-Miss Venezuela slain in robbery

The Associated Press
Jan 7 2014 - 1:16pm

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Assailants shot and killed a popular soap-opera actress and former Miss Venezuela and her Irish ex-husband in the presence of their 5-year-old daughter when they resisted a robbery, authorities said Tuesday.Monica Spear, 29, and Henry Thomas Berry, 39, were slain late Monday night on a roadside near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela'...

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MacNeill returns to court for sex abuse case

The Associated Press
Jan 6 2014 - 6:43pm

PROVO -- The Utah doctor convicted of murder after leaving his heavily drugged wife to die in a bathtub made a brief appearance in court Monday in a separate sexual abuse case.

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Man accused of killing 9-year-old girl built snowman with her

John Coyne
Dec 16 2013 - 6:21pm

WOOSTER, Ohio -- A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body in a trash bin had been building a snowman with her just hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday.

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Dash-cam video captured fatal shooting of Utah County deputy

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 1:35pm

PROVO -- A dash-cam video shows the moments a fugitive fatally shot a Utah deputy and fled in a pickup truck driven by a teenage girl who faces murder charges in the case, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Many questions remian about Utah County mom accused in infant deaths

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 10:03pm

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

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Police: Utah County mom admits to strangling, suffocating 6 babies

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 7:08am

PLEASANT GROVE -- Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home.

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Utah's Newborn Safe Haven Law promoted in wake of gruesome discovery of infants' bodies

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 4:31pm

Why did 39-year-old Megan Huntsman allegedly kill at least six infants immediately after giving birth to each of them?Huntsman's intentions are as of yet unknown, even though police says she has admitted to the killings. However, state officials are taking the opportunity to remind expectant and reluctant mothers about Utah's Newborn Safe Haven...

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Police: Utah County mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 14 2014 - 10:11am

PROVO -- Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.

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Police seek answers after 7 dead babies found in Utah County home

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 14 2014 - 8:18am

PLEASANT GROVE -- Police are questioning a mother and family members about the killings of seven babies whose bodies were found stuffed in cardboard boxes in a 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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Plea deal could be near in 1983 Ogden rape/murder case of 11-year-old

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 2 2014 - 9:34am

OGDEN -- Attorneys are closing in on a plea deal for the man accused of the 1983 rape and murder of a little girl.

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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: 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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GALLERY: Amanda Knox cleared of 2007 killing

Amanda Knox, right, enters the court to hear the verdict that overturns her conviction and acquits her of murdering her British roomate Meredith Kercher, at the Perugia court, Italy, Monday Oct. 3, 2011. An Italian appeals court has thrown out Amanda Knox's murder conviction and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in tears after the verdict was read out Monday. Her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, also was cleared of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in 2007. (AP Photo/Oli Scarff, Pool)

The Associated Press
Oct 3 2011 - 3:42pm

Amanda Knox cleared of 2007 killing of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher

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