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Ogden man with previous animal cruelty case gets prison for child abuse

OGDEN — An Ogden man convicted seven years ago of fatally torturing a dog is now headed to prison for burning and beating a boy. Judge Jennifer Valencia on April 28 sentenced Sir-Romeo Rojelio Javier Lucero, 30, to up to 15 years in the Utah State Prison after he pleaded no contest to ...

Gambling addict who robbed two credit unions goes to federal prison

FARMINGTON — Kevin Dean Rasband was an internal auditor for the Davis County Clerk-Auditor's Office in 2017 before quitting under a cloud and robbing two banks, desperate to cover huge gambling losses. Now he's going to federal prison for seven years. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart ...

Another suspect charged in 2021 Ogden credit union robbery

OGDEN — A second suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 15, 2021, robbery of an Ogden credit union branch. Allison Bennett, 22, of Ogden, appeared in U.S. District Court on April 28 on a bank robbery charge for her alleged part in the robbery of America First Credit Union, 1979 Washington ...

Judge allows murder suspect to fire his court-appointed attorneys

FARMINGTON — The remaining defendant in a 2018 Layton drug robbery and fatal shooting has won a battle to fire his court-appointed attorneys and now awaits the selection of a new public defender. Angel Christopher Abreu, 26, of Ogden, is described in charging documents as the man who pulled ...

Mentally ill defendant receives prison sentence for attempted murder

OGDEN — A man who critically injured another man in a downtown Ogden shooting has been sentenced to three years to life in the Utah State Prison. Cedric Broadnax, 38, who earlier pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree felony attempted murder, was sentenced Thursday in 2nd District ...

UPDATE: Jury convicts man accused in Layton fatal shooting

FARMINGTON — Jurors on Friday night found Michael Jameel Hines guilty of first-degree felony murder in the March 12, 2020, shooting of an 18-year-old man in his Layton home. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before returning its verdict at 9:45 p.m. in the court of Judge David J. ...

Murder defendant denies shooting teen drug dealer, blames another man

FARMINGTON — Contradicting testimony by others, murder suspect Michael Jameel Hines said on Thursday that Jeremiah Wright shot and killed their drug dealer during a scuffle over a large bag of marijuana. Hines, 31, is on trial on a charge or first-degree murder in the March 12, 2020, death ...

Man testifies about Layton fight, fatal shooting over bag of marijuana

FARMINGTON — A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday he was examining his friend Kannon Beesley’s latest marijuana supplies when he felt a push and then Michael Jameel Hines started shooting. Jeremiah Wright took the stand in 2nd District Court as Hines’ trial continued in the March 13, ...

New anti-fraud tools: Getting at where stolen funds are hidden

A new state law targets the perpetrators of fraud schemes with harsher penalties and introduces a prosecutorial tool to recover more stolen funds. According to an Ogden Police Department detective, House Bill 229 is especially important to aid elderly victims who are financially exploited and ...

Mental competency review says Warhola still not ready for trial

FARMINGTON — A new mental health evaluation says there's a "substantial probability" that murder defendant Sun Cha Warhola's competence to stand trial can be restored. But until then, Warhola will remain under treatment at the Utah State Hospital, attorneys said Monday in 2nd District ...