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Jailhouse recordings shed light on Ogden slaying, police say

Robert Lee  McCullar
Robert Lee McCullar
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OGDEN — Recorded conversations between a prostitute and an accused killer offer insight into what led to the slaying late last year of a man whose throat was slashed, investigators say.

In court records, Ogden police say Robert Lee McCullar talked with a known prostitute, who was serving time in the Weber County Jail, about the circumstances surrounding the Dec. 22 death of Filiberto Robles Bedolla. The calls between the two were recorded, charging documents state.

"You don't call people (n-word) and spit in their face; don't ever spit in my … face," McCullar told the woman when she asked him to offer "a theory" about what happened to Bedolla, court records state.

Investigators say they later set up surveillance on a motel room where McCullar and the woman were staying and overheard McCullar tell the woman he had sliced open Bedolla's throat with a piece of glass, according to court documents.

Bedolla, 54, who also used the names Gilberto Jesus-Robles and Jesus Sanchez, was found dead by his brother in their apartment at 2650 Adams Ave. He was discovered lying face up on his bed, partially covered with a blanket, according to police.

McCullar, 41, was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony. He also faces charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, both third-degree felonies, in an unrelated case where he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife.

McCullar made his first court appearance Wednesday, where an attorney was appointed to represent him. He is slated to return to court Feb. 10 and is being held in the Weber County Jail without bail.

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