Jurors convict Morgan woman in burglary, shooting
OGDEN — A jury on Thursday found a 32-year-old Morgan woman guilty on all counts in a burglary and shooting at an Ogden home last year.
Police arrested Mauren Wall on Jan. 12, 2021, after she allegedly entered a Brinker Avenue house without permission, was confronted by a woman who arrived home, then drew a handgun and shot a man “who tried to escort her off the property,” according to charging documents.
At the close of a two-day trial before 2nd District Judge Reuben Renstrom, jurors deliberated for about 3 ½ hours. They convicted Wall on first-degree felony counts of aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery and second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault, obstructing justice and use of a firearm by a restricted person.
Charging documents said Wall went to the house because she said a woman there owed her money. After shooting the man, who then needed surgery but survived, Wall drove away and was arrested later that day. Police said surveillance video at a convenience store showed Wall throwing objects into a dumpster.
In pretrial motions, defense attorney Randall Richards attacked the credibility of witnesses against Wall, saying they had criminal records.
Wall was returned to the Weber County Jail to await sentencing, which Renstrom scheduled for Aug. 9.
The first-degree felony charges against Wall carry penalties of five years to life in prison and one to 15 years for the second-degree felonies.