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Case advances against Layton man accused of trying to kill mother

By Mark Shenefelt - | Sep 28, 2021

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FARMINGTON — A judge has ordered a Layton man to stand trial on an attempted-murder charge for allegedly trying to suffocate his mother with a plastic bag and choking her after she broke free.

Layton police and Davis County prosecutors presented evidence in a preliminary hearing Thursday for Jason Raoul Solis, 35, who faces eight criminal charges stemming from the Sept. 19, 2020, incident. Second District Judge David Williams ruled that authorities submitted evidence sufficient to advance the charges toward trial. The next hearing is set for Oct. 12.

Solis was eating breakfast and behaving normally, but then he told his mother “he was involved in something big and that he could not tell her what it was or it would put her in danger,” according to charging documents.

Then Solis “suddenly came up behind her and put a plastic bag over her head, pulling tightly on the bag so that she could not breathe,” the charges alleged.

Layton police said in a probable cause statement that Solis’ mother was able to rip a hole in the bag to regain her breathing but her son then put her in a choke hold, again restricting her airway.

The woman’s 12-year-old granddaughter hit Solis with a stick and an 11-year-old grandson tried to stab him with a tool, according to police.

Solis went outside to his car and the woman and children locked and barricaded the door. They told police he returned to his mother’s mobile home and kicked and banged on the door. They also saw that he had a handgun in his waistband, the arrest affidavit said.

In addition to the first-degree felony attempted-murder charge, Solis is accused of second-degree felony attempted aggravated burglary, third-degree felony aggravated assault and three counts of third-degree felony domestic violence in the presence of a child.

Additional charges against Solis include third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person and class B misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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