OGDEN — Jury selection began Thursday in the case of a South Ogden resident accused of killing of an Ogden man in 2016.
Jonathan Francisco Delgado, 33, is accused of shooting Ogden resident Steven Snider on Dec. 30, 2016. Delgado has been charged with one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.
The day began with jury selection proceedings, with potential jury members answering questions from defense attorneys, prosecutors and Judge Ernie Jones.
Delgado was present in court, donning a suit as he sat alongside his counsel. Delgado had his bail revoked in July after prosecutors alleged Delgado violated the terms of his bail, according to court documents. Delgado is being held without bail at the Weber County Jail.
On the date of the alleged murder, officers were conducting a traffic stop in the area of 27th Street and Adams Avenue when they heard a gunshot, Weber County prosecutor Branden Miles said during a preliminary hearing in July 2017.
Police say they saw Snider laying on the snow-covered ground and another man standing over him, yelling. When the man saw the officers, he put up his hands and ran back inside a nearby apartment complex. Snider died at the scene.
The man seen standing over Snider — whom police believe to be Delgado — remained barricaded in the apartment complex. SWAT was called to the scene and Delgado eventually surrendered without further incident.
Prosecutors alleged during the July 2017 hearing that Delgado had smoked methamphetamine before he allegedly shot Snider over text messages that Snider allegedly sent to a friend of Delgado’s.
Thursday was the first day scheduled for the trial. The next day scheduled for the trial will take place Friday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.
In total, the trial is scheduled to take place seven days over the next two weeks. The final day is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24.