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Andrew Esquer sentenced Wednesday for 2015 murder of William Hicks

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Andrew Esquer, 32, will serve a minimum of 16 years to life for the murder charge and a concurrent sentence of one to 15 years for an obstruction of justice charge.


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DJ Harrison sentenced to life in prison for killing UTA worker

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A Utah man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday morning for kidnapping and murdering a Utah Transit Authority worker, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. and KSL.


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Jury to begin deliberating Tuesday in Roy day care homicide trial

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After 11 days of testimony and one 10-hour day of closing arguments, Tisha Morley’s fate is in the hands of the men and women of the jury.


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Jury reaches verdict Tuesday in Roy day care child abuse homicide trial

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After four and a half hours of deliberation Tuesday, a jury found a Roy home day care provider guilty of child abuse homicide.


Police & Fire

With Nevada's move to legalize, recreational marijuana closer than ever to Utah

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But Utahns who plan law-abiding cannabis excursions to Nevada should consider the potential consequences they might face when they return to the Beehive State, local employers and police say. 


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In front of Roy Police Department, protesters speak against police use of force

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Nicolas Sanchez, Roy police shooting victim, was remembered at a rally in front of the Roy police headquarters. 


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Alleged bar in Ogden facing lawsuit after fight leads to brain injury

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The plaintiff claims a punch in the face required multiple brain surgeries and caused permanent brain damage.


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Updates on Weber, Davis counties’ court cases, arrests for May 3-12

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This weekly listing of new and ongoing court cases details incidents in Weber and Davis counties between May 3 and May 12. 


Police & Fire

State offers financial help to boy allegedly choked by Bravo day care worker

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The Utah Office for Victims of Crime has approved an award to help cover counseling expenses for a 5-year-old boy who police say was choked at a Riverdale day care center last fall.


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Defense expert in Roy day care homicide trial refutes state's cause of death

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The injury that led to 8-month-old Lincoln Penland’s death most likely occurred during the hours he was at Tisha Morley’s Roy day care, a Minnesota-based forensic pathologist testified Thursday in 2nd District Court. But she disagreed with previous testimony about the cause of his death.


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