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Gunman in Christmas Day killing gets two concurrent 15-year sentences

OGDEN — The then-16-year-old gunman in the 2020 Christmas Day killing of Trevor Martin at his home in Riverdale has been sentenced to 15 years to life imprisonment on each of the two counts he pleaded guilty to. Rayburn Bennett, now 19, appeared for sentencing on Friday before 2nd District ...

Ogden man sentenced to 4 years of probation in shooting death of teen

OGDEN — The Ogden man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of a teen last year has been sentenced to four years' probation in the case. Zedekiah Pool, 19, who pleaded guilty last October to second-degree felony manslaughter in the May 5, 2022, death of the 15-year-old, was also ...

Weber County man suing Ogden, police stemming from violent arrest

SALT LAKE CITY — The man taken down by police on Washington Boulevard in a rough arrest last month that he says left him with cracked ribs, a broken nose and a broken jaw is suing the City of Ogden, accusing the arresting officers of excessive use of force. Shawn Sims' attorney, Robert ...

Wasatch Peaks Ranch development going to trial in Morgan County

MORGAN — After more than three years winding through the court system, a decision could soon be coming in the lawsuit filed by five Morgan County residents trying to halt the sprawling Wasatch Peaks Ranch development. The bench trial starts Wednesday in 2nd District Court in Morgan in the ...

Five sentenced in billion-dollar biofuel tax fraud scheme

Several members of a family and an associate implicated in a billion-dollar biofuel tax fraud scheme were sentenced last week. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Lev Aslan Dermen, a.k.a. Levon Termendzhyan, 56, was sentenced to 40 years in prison; Jacob Kingston, 46, ...