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Three charged with murder in Christmas Day shooting in Riverdale

16-year-old accused of shooting 2 people charged as adult

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Investigators work at the scene of a fatal shooting that occurred early Christmas morning in Riverdale, Weber County, on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

RIVERDALE, Weber County — Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, now face criminal charges in connection with a fatal shooting on Christmas Day.

Brittany Ann Rogers, 31, of Clearfield; Liam Hughes Tonneson Gale, 31; and Rayburn Jimmy Bennett, 16, of West Valley City, were each charged Monday in 2nd District Court with murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and obstructing justice, all first-degree felonies.

Bennett, who is charged as an adult, faces an additional charge of attempted aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. Rogers is also charged with aggravated assault, a first-degree felony.


Liam Hughes Tonneson Gale, 31, was charged Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, with murder, a first-degree felony, in the Dec. 25 shooting death of Trevor Anthony Martin, 36, in Riverdale.

Riverdale police

About 3:20 a.m. Friday, police were dispatched to a mobile home park at 5100 S. 1050 West in Riverdale on a report of multiple people injured by gunshots.

Both Trevor Anthony Martin, 36, and a 42-year-old woman were hospitalized with critical injuries. Martin died in the hospital later Christmas Day, police said. The woman survived, despite being shot in the face.

Rogers told police that she drove two others to the residence to commit a robbery, charging documents state. Police say the two others then forced their way inside the home and during the ensuing confrontation shot two people inside the residence. Bennett shot both victims, according to the charges.

As the group drove away from the scene, Bennett began throwing their clothes out the window, according to the charges.

“Brittany drove to a parking lot where all occupants exited a vehicle and got into a second vehicle and left that area. Brittany facilitated transportation to and from the residence in Riverdale to commit a planned robbery,” the charges state.

All the charges filed Monday are subject to gang enhancement penalties at sentencing if convicted, according to court documents.