Week ending June 6, 2014

ON FACEBOOK

Nearly 40 men graduated from the Con-Quest program at the Utah State Prison on Thursday, taking a moment to to celebrate their accomplishment and to offer thanks for those who helped them make it. (@Utah Department of Corrections)

IN THE NEWS

Man dies after standoff in auto shop ends with shots fired by McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

“A man [Kristopher Chase Simmons] sought by police was shot and killed after an hourlong standoff in an auto body shop Wednesday.”

A case of jealousy? UPD arrests ex-con in Kearns shooting death by Bob Mims, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Unified Police have made an arrest in a fatal weekend shooting in Kearns, and they say the motive was unwarranted jealousy over a woman both the alleged shooter [Douglas Dwayne Evans] and victim knew.”

Man shot in Utah emergency room now arrested by Michael McFall, The Salt Lake Tribune

“After four weeks in the hospital, the man who was shot after allegedly brandishing handguns in a North Logan emergency room has been arrested.”

IN COURT

Prosecutor: Prison sentence for Utah teen should stay by Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune

“The prison sentence handed down to a 16-year-old South Ogden boy last month was not illegal and should not be reversed, prosecutors argued in court papers filed Tuesday.”

Utah prison inmate enters guilty please in Wal-Mart bomb scare by Geoff Liesik, Deseret News

“A Utah prison inmate [Larry Clifford Newman] has pleaded guilty to a pair of felony charges for a March incident that forced the evacuation of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Heber City.”

Federal charges against man acquitted of killing deputy not double jeopardy, prosecutors say by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News

“Federal prosecutors argue in a new court filing that the charges against a man acquitted in state court of killing a Millard County sheriff’s deputy aren’t double jeopardy.”

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