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Murray baby sitter charged with murder in 4-month-old’s death

Prosecutors filed a murder charge Monday against a Murray baby sitter accused of shaking a 4-month-old baby to death. Jennifer Duran Martinez, 35, had been watching Kaysen Calhoun for less than two hours when she became frustrated because he would not stop crying,...

UTAH’S DRUG COURTS HELP REDUCE RECIDIVISM

When Utah established its first drug court in Salt Lake City in 1996, many in the judicial system and law enforcement were skeptical that the program would be helpful in solving the state’s rising problem with drug-related crime. However, these specialty courts have...

UTAH STATEWIDE SPICE BAN EXPECTED TO PASS 2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The Utah state legislative session will soon commence for the 2011 session. One of the items on the agenda – addressing a statewide ban on spice. The bill, sponsored by Representative Gage Froere (R-Hundsville), plans to limit the manufacture, distribution...

UTAH MAY SOON ALLOW PARAMEDICS TO DRAW BLOOD IN DUI CASES

The type of individuals authorized to draw blood in Utah for DUI purposes is most likely set to change. Under the previous version, only a physician, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and qualified medical technician were allowed to draw blood. The new...

UTAH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE TOO MANY UNTESTED RAPE KITS

Posted In On 11 November 2016On behalf of Catherine Cleveland When someone is accused of a serious crime, it is reasonable to expect that the evidence used against him has been collected and analyzed in an accurate and timely manner. Unfortunately, recent news about a...

UTAH JUSTICE REFORMS MOVE FROM PUNISHMENT TO TREATMENT

This article looks at how drug crime sentences are shifting away from incarceration and towards treatment. Incarceration for non-violent crimes is not only expensive, it is also highly ineffective at reducing recidivism. From the 1980s on, efforts at reducing crime...

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