Courts

Charge dropped against woman accused of poisoning husband in Davis County

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Farmington resident Chandra Vayu Stevens Read was accused of poisoning her husband with eye drops...

Courts

Court: Ogden City not liable for shorted-out streetlights before crosswalk crash

Crosswalk lights shorted out, but Ogden City ruled not liable

An attorney says he will appeal to the Utah Supreme Court the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three Ogden residents sued the city after they were hit in a darkened crosswalk on Washington Boulevard at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in 2013.


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Layton man's Ponzi scheme trial put off until summer 2018

Shawn Patrick Watkins' Ponzi scheme trial delayed until 2018

The FBI said more than 50 California investors lost $3.4 million to a Layton, Utah, man who claimed he had a law enforcement background. But Shawn Patrick Watkins’ trial now has been delayed until June 2018.


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Bank manager accused of stealing $495K, buying house

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Daniel Scott Frischknecht was branch manager of a Zions Bank branch in Bountiful when he diverted $495,000 to a personal credit union account, then wired it to a title company to complete the purchase of a home, federal attorneys said in court documents.


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Roy man who solicited nude photos from minors on Facebook accepts plea deal

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A Roy 19-year-old accused of soliciting nude photos from minors on Facebook has pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.


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Charge dropped against woman accused of poisoning husband in Davis County

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Farmington resident Chandra Vayu Stevens Read was accused of poisoning her husband with eye drops had her charges dropped in August.


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Jury acquits Riverdale day care worker of reckless child abuse

Bravo child abuse verdict

Defense attorneys tore away at evidence presented by prosecutors in the case of Alexander Brent Jones, 21, of Layton. A Riverdale Justice Court jury Friday found Jones not guilty of reckless child abuse in an incident Nov, 3, 2016, at Bravo Arts Academy.


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Davis officials rip Utah AG after no charges filed in sheriff's investigations

Davis County Jail

There will be no criminal charges after a pair of investigations into alleged improprieties in the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. County Attorney Troy Rawlings says the closed cases amount to a victory for “would-be sheriff-king” Todd Richardson.


Courts

Sheriff’s deputy who left K-9 in hot car to die pleaded guilty to animal cruelty

Endy the Cache County K9 dog

Police dog Endy died after being left in a hot patrol car for more than 11 hours. The former deputy faces sentencing in November. 


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Prosecutor's goof costs inmate 5 more years in prison

Parole goof strands Gordon Leon Walls in prison

He was only supposed to serve 10 to 12 years but has been in prison for 16. 


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Judge refuses to suppress video, other evidence in Bravo day care abuse case

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Defense attorneys sought to suppress video surveillance, an apology note and other evidence in the trial of Bravo Arts Academy day care worker Alexander Brent Jones, 21, of Layton. But Judge Reuben Renstrom refused to exclude the evidence from the Oct. 13 trial.


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