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Gang enhancements trimmed from charges against Riverdale murder suspects

OGDEN — While a defense attorney was able to get gang enhancements deleted from charges against three people accused in a Christmas Day 2020 fatal shooting, one of the defendants now faces potential harsher punishment as a habitual violent offender. A deputy Weber County attorney, Branden ...

Wade pleads guilty to fatal stabbing in Riverdale homeless camp

OGDEN — By pleading guilty to charges stemming from a stabbing murder in a Riverdale homeless camp, David Keith Wade has a chance to avoid a sentence of life in prison without parole. Wade, a 50-year-old homeless man, recently pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and attempted aggravated ...

Roy man pleads guilty in attempted kidnapping and rape of 10-year-old girl

OGDEN — A Roy man pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to kidnap and rape a 10-year-old girl whom he followed after seeing her at a convenience store. Richard Rodney Palmer, 44, admitted in 2nd District Court to charges of attempted child kidnapping and attempted rape of a child, both ...

Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in Ogden shooting

OGDEN — Cedric Broadnax has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree felony attempted murder for firing several shots into a car full of people in downtown Ogden, critically injuring one man. Broadnax, 38, was arrested Sept. 13, 2020. Police claim he had accosted a woman on 25th ...

Jenson gets prison terms for fatal shooting, gun thefts, Weber jail riot

OGDEN — Brian Jenson has been sentenced to prison on a reduced charge of manslaughter for his role in the shooting death of a man in North Ogden two years ago. Second District Judge Cristina Ortega on Dec. 29 ordered Jenson, 30, of Brigham City, to serve one to 15 years in the Utah State ...

July trial set in Roy man’s murder case

OGDEN — A four-day jury trial has been scheduled to begin July 22 for a 49-year-old Roy man accused of killing a neighbor and dumping his body in an Ogden parking lot. Judge Jennifer Valencia scheduled the trial in a Jan. 5 hearing for Daniel Lee Johnson, who is charged with first-degree ...

Man on probation after Ogden workplace steak knife stabbing

OGDEN — A man originally charged with attempted murder for an Ogden workplace stabbing has been sentenced to suspended prison sentences and probation after pleading guilty to a pair of felonies. Charging documents against Kay Karnes, 23, said the incident involved a domestic dispute that ...

Murder convict Puente’s sentences mean 22 years or more in prison

OGDEN — A judge has sentenced Keshaun Puente to 16 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in an Ogden parking lot and ordered that the term be served consecutively to a previous rape conviction. In the 24-year-old’s sentencing hearing Jan. 4, 2nd District Judge Jennifer ...

Man who killed woman on I-15 now charged in assault earlier the same day

FARMINGTON — A man who stabbed a woman and pushed her to her death on Interstate 15 is now suspected of threatening a man with a knife shortly before the murder, according to new charging documents. The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on Jan. 5 filed a third-degree felony ...