Courts

Weber County disputes allegations in jail death lawsuit

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In documents filed in U.S. District Court, attorneys for Weber County dispute claims that jailers...

Courts

Cops breaking doors, and other claims against the Davis County Sheriff's Office

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People have filed millions of dollars in legal claims against the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, but most cases have been thrown out of court. The exception is a pair of claims totaling $2,262 over some broken doors.


Courts

Layton man sentenced to prison for shooting, killing roommate in 2016

Christopher Scott Fritz

Fritz pleaded guilty in November to shooting 24-year-old Taylor VanCamp multiple times in their Layton home on Dec. 19, 2016.


Courts

Lawsuit seeks expanded freedoms for Utah's intellectually disabled adults

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The Disability Law Center accuses Utah’s Department of Health, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Department of Human Services and the state’s Division of Service for People with Disabilities of fostering a system that restricts residents in intermediate care facilities (ICFs) from leading...


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Heras-Corrales gets prison sentence for murdering girlfriend in 2008

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Nearly a decade after killing his girlfriend and fleeing to Mexico, Gutberto Heras-Corrales has been sentenced to prison for the December 2008 murder of Noemi Rodriguez.


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Ogden man sentenced to prison for killing 8-week-old daughter in 2016

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Michael Lee Hatton, 26, was given the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in December to one charge of first-degree felony murder.


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Weber County disputes allegations in jail death lawsuit

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In documents filed in U.S. District Court, attorneys for Weber County dispute claims that jailers and nurses were negligent in the care of theft suspect Marion Herrera, 40, of Ogden, who died May 22, 2016, while withdrawing from heroin.


Police & Fire

$2M death claim filed against Davis jail over allegedly withheld medications

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Kara Noakes had a heart condition and needed life-sustaining medicine, an attorney for her family says. But in a $2 million claim, the family blames the Davis County Jail for her death, alleging the jail withheld the vital medicine and she died behind bars less than two days after being arrested on...


Police & Fire

Police investigate death of man in Davis jail's booking area

Gregory Hayes jail death

Gregory Leigh Hayes, 33, died Dec. 14 in the Davis County Jail. He was the jail’s first death in 2017. Six people died in the jail in 2016.


Courts

Court hearing postponed for Ogden couple accused of killing 3-year-old

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Miller Costello, 25, and Brenda Emile, 23 — who are each charged with one count of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony — recently had a preliminary hearing canceled.


Police & Fire

Davis jail death plaintiff blasts secrecy and 'callousness'

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“If a dog had fallen off the bunk, they would have taken it to the vet,” said Tad Draper, the attorney of Cynthia Farnham-Stella. Heather Miller’s death after a fall from her Davis County Jail bunk in December 2016 has been followed by institutional secrecy, they say.


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