In 2019, Utah prison officials stopped alternating recreation times for men belonging to two rival gangs. Now, some inmates’ families blame the change for new reports of violence.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says new information has surfaced in the shooting death of 19-year-old Zane James in 2018 by former Cottonwood Heights officer Casey Davies.
Federal suit against the university alleges it has not made good on its promises to do better after a 2020 U.S. Department of Justice report found reports of sexual assault went unaddressed on the Logan campus.
Two West Valley police officers and a Unified police officer adhered to a plan they’d made to return fire if the shot in their direction, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said, after they arrived to find him shooting toward his wife.
Springville man, who plead guilty to forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, as part of a plea bargain is sentenced serve 3 1/2 months in jail, four years of probation and to undergo treatment. The judge suspended a prison sentence of up to 15 years, meaning it won’t take effect unless he violates conditions of his supervised release. Yet he likely would have faced a lesser penalty if the teen’s mother hadn’t intervened in the case by poring over the state code and consulting lawyers she knows.
A trial for Sun Cha Warhola was set to begin in September, but her attorney says her physical and mental health have deteriorated in the last three weeks, although, it’s not exactly clear why. She has pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, in the deaths of her son James, 8, and daughter Jean Marie, 7. Authorities say she strangled the children in James’ bedroom in their Layton home on Sept. 8, 2010.