Utah man Rodger William Kelly is accused of first-degree felony rape in what he says was actually a valiant life-saving rescue attempt. Authorities have not confirmed whether or not his actions saved the victim; his arrest this week suggests otherwise.
Inspired by “Magnum Force,” two US Air Force airmen turned what could have been a simple robbery into a massacre and an experiment in torture by drain cleaner. But was the second man’s conviction an example of racial bias?
Executed on June 10, 1988, for the murders of five children, this Utah Bookkeeper’s compulsion for child pornography escalated horrifyingly to abduction, torture and murder.
Snatched on June 5, 2002, at age 15, by a man who said God told him to make her his second wife, Smart was threatened, bound and raped daily for the nine months that she was missing. Her story is remarkable not only because she was found alive after so long, but because she ultimately would testifiy against her captors.
A Utah math teacher and basketball coach is charged with raping a female student. The story of a high school teacher busted for sex acts with students is a one that comes up time and again, but in this case, the details are far different from the usual.
In January 1977, Gary Gilmore became the first person executed in America since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. His desire to die brought him significant attention and earned him a place in pop culture history.
Mormon Bishop Kent Hendrix woke to the sounds of his son’s fists pounding the bedroom door, calling for help, saying a woman was being mugged in front of their house. Hendrix thought quickly and grabbed the first weapon he could find as he rushed out the door — a 29-inch high carbon steel sword.
Update: Charice Beaumont has been found unharmed. Authorities in Provo, Utah, are searching for a teen who’s been missing since Monday. Charice Beaumont, 14, was last seen leaving home to walk to Dixon Middle School around 8:30 a.m. She never made it to school; authorities say she was not in any of her classes.
On April 15, 2005, Mark Hacking confessed to killing his pregnant wife Lori because she caught him in a lie. He had told her so many lies that admitting to one would unravel the tapestry of deceit he had been weaving. In the end he found it easier to kill her than to face her.
Lori Hacking was reported missing on July 19, 2004. According to her husband, Mark, she arose at about 5:30 a.m. and drove from her home in Salt Lake City to a local park where she liked to jog. Mark said he was expecting Lori, who was five weeks pregnant, to wake him upon her return. But Lori never came back and never showed up for work.