In a packed courtroom Thursday, a Preston man was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a Franklin County man, despite his claim that the victim asked to be killed as punishment for an alleged crime that was never prosecuted.

LOGAN — On Monday, sentencing was delayed for an indeterminate amount of time for a defendant in multiple sexual abuse cases. Instead, Judge Mitchell Brown of the 6th district of Idaho will reimpose judgement on Aaron Robison in a related case on Friday.

Maowei Hu first met her former landlords at their restaurant in the Cache Valley Mall shortly after she arrived in Logan to begin studying at Utah State University last August. She was hungry after a long day of travel, so the couple gave her a free meal.

The September trial date for a local naturopathic physician charged with child sex abuse was postponed this week because his trial date conflicts with an unrelated federal case in Salt Lake City.

Attorneys say they are ready to proceed in the upcoming jury trial for Jamaal Anthony Evans, a former Utah State University student accused of raping a young woman he met at a party during the summer of 2018.

HOUSTON — A man traveled from Cache Valley to suburban Houston in 2014 and stalked his ex-wife’s family for two days before killing six of them as part of a plan to harm anyone who had helped his former spouse, a Texas prosecutor said Monday.

Erick Durrant of Cove, 19, pleaded guilty in 1st District Court to unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a third-degree felony. He was scheduled for sentencing this week, but his attorney did not receive a copy of the pre-sentence report in a timely manner. Sentencing has been continued to …

PRESTON, Idaho — Marlin McQueen, 35, Preston, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in district court Thursday before Judge Mitchell Brown. The new charge comes with a minimum sentence of 10 years prison but may be as high as a life sentence, Judge Brown told McQueen.

A woman suspected of shoplifting and then leading police on a high-speed chase through Sardine Canyon a week ago was arrested Wednesday and is in custody in a Salt Lake County jail.

A 19-year-old Logan man pleaded guilty in 1st District Court to taking “indecent liberties” with an 11-year-old girl and to taking sexually explicit photos in her presence and sharing them on an image-sharing website where they were viewed as far away as Australia.

A Farr West man was ordered to serve 60 days in the Cache County Jail for attempting to solicit sexual activity from a minor and then providing a fake document in an attempt to prove his innocence.

SALT LAKE CITY — Local businessman Lonnie Nyman was sent to prison Monday morning after he tried and failed to convince a 3rd District Court judge that he takes full responsibility for enticing a minor into sexual activity and later writing bad checks in an attempt to get out of jail.

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