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February hearing set in killing of corrections officer

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A two-day preliminary hearing has been set for Curtis Michael Allgier, the man charged with fatally shooting a corrections officer during a hospital visit for medical tests.

Third District Judge Deno Himonas set Feb. 20-21, 2008, for the preliminary hearing.

Allgier, 28, is charged with first-degree felony aggravated murder in connection with the June 25 death of Stephen Anderson, a corrections guard who had accompanied Allgier from the Utah State Prison to a hospital for tests.

Prosecutors say Allgier used Anderson's own gun to shoot him twice, then commandeered a car outside, led police on a lengthy chase and ended up in a fast-food restaurant where Allgier threatened employees and patrons.

Salt Lake District Attorney Lohra Miller has said her office intends to seek the death penalty.

Allgier also is charged with disarming a peace officer, aggravated escape from custody, aggravated robbery, three counts of attempted aggravated murder, all first-degree felonies, and one count of second-degree felony possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

He is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on no bail.