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Judge issues gag order in near-decapitation case

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OGDEN (AP) — A judge issued a gag order in the capital homicide case of Richard Quinton Gunn, accused in the near-decapitation of his roommate.

None of the half-dozen lawyers involved would say why or when 2nd District Judge Parley Baldwin issued the order of silence.

Gunn, 52, is charged in the Nov. 2 slaying of Charles W. Leff, 78.

According to court testimony, Gunn confessed to the slaying and said he used an ax, pool cue, walking canes, a crowbar, butcher knife, handsaw, fireplace poker, 12-inch bolt, straight-edge razor and a large salad fork.

Gunn also allegedly told police he killed Leff "because he was a devil" and he suspected his girlfriend and Leff had sex.

Trial has been set for Sept. 25.