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Guinea pig torture videos: Woods Cross suspect under mental evaluation

FARMINGTON — A Woods Cross man charged with torturing and killing guinea pigs and posting videos of the acts online is undergoing a court-ordered mental competency exam. Judge Rita Cornish has scheduled a June 23 hearing to review mental health experts’ evaluations of Samuel J. Webster’s ...

Tax evasion schemes net former Ogden dentist 5 years in prison

SALT LAKE CITY — A former Ogden dentist has been sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming from an investigation into extensive tax evasion. Derald Wilford Geddes appeared Friday before U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell, who also ordered him to pay more than $1.8 million in ...

Ogden man sent to prison in fatal shooting of girlfriend’s ex-husband

OGDEN — A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old man to 15 years to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a man he ambushed outside of a convenience store. Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia shot Mauricio Alejandro Hernandez in the head, neck, chest and lower abdomen with a .45-caliber handgun ...

2021 Clearfield hit-and-run fatality results in charges against 2 men

CLEARFIELD — Two men have been charged in the investigation stemming from the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Clearfield last year. Robert Gormley, 67, of Ogden, died at a Layton hospital shortly after the June 9 crash, and the Clearfield Police Department appealed for the public’s ...

Defendant in Ogden death penalty case claims intellectual disability

OGDEN — Attorneys for an Ogden man facing a death penalty trial are having him evaluated for intellectual disability, raising the possibility that the capital punishment option could be eliminated. Miller Costello, 30, and his wife, Brenda Emile, are charged with first-degree felony ...

Ogden man pleads guilty to fatally shooting girlfriend’s ex-husband

OGDEN — Close to the eve of his trial, 26-year-old Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia has agreed to a plea bargain in the fatal ambush shooting of his girlfriend’s ex-husband. Charging documents and preliminary hearing testimony said Guadarrama-Garcia walked up to a convenience store in the 500 ...

Weber County man faces 5-plus years in prison for child pornography case

SALT LAKE CITY — One of two Weber County men accused of producing and distributing child pornography has pleaded guilty to a charge that could draw a sentence of five to 20 years in federal prison. In documents filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, Dyllan Gabbard, 30, agreed to plead ...

Self-defense argued for man accused of attacking son over church mission

OGDEN — An Ogden man accused of assaulting his son for refusing to go on a church mission is now arguing that he acted in self-defense and feared for his life. Defense attorney Randall Richards said in a court document that his client, Scott Keith Warner, “believes that he was in fear for ...

Year of home confinement for elderly driver in bicyclist’s death

OGDEN — A 78-year-old Clinton woman is serving one year of home confinement for her negligent homicide conviction in the death of a Roy bicyclist. Gloria Parker Palmer was charged in January by the Weber County Attorney’s Office in the Sept. 20, 2021, incident. Charging documents said ...