LOCAL NEWS

Man Accused Of Murdering Two Teens Ordered To Stand Trial

May 1, 2019, 5:34 PM | Updated: 7:19 pm

PROVO, Utah — New developments today in the murder of two Juab County teens. The criminal case against their accused killer will move forward.

Today, a judge ruled there’s enough evidence against Jerrod Baum to send the case to trial.

Baum is accused of killing Riley Powell and Breezy Otteson and dumping their bodies down an abandoned mine shaft.

RELATED2 bodies discovered in mine shaft could be missing Eureka teenagers

Prosecutors say they haven’t decided if they will seek the death penalty.

Baum’s former girlfriend, Morgan Henderson pleaded guilty to obstruction charges and agreed to testify against Baum.

The man accused of murdering a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in a mine had an extensive criminal history that once included an attempted murder charge, according to court records.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

(File)...

Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Santaquin man charged with attempted murder in assault with pickup truck

A Santaquin man was charged Tuesday with intentionally hitting another man with his pickup truck and smashing his leg against a second vehicle.

22 minutes ago

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said remaining permits for elk and deer hunts this fall wil...

Mark Jones

Remaining elk and deer hunting permits to be sold starting in July

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says remaining permits for elk and deer hunts this fall will be made available for purchase next month.

49 minutes ago

John Robert the former Bluffdale fire chief....

Daniel Woodruff

Former Bluffdale fire chief pleads guilty to misusing public money

A former Bluffdale fire chief and mayoral candidate has pleaded guilty to misusing public money.

1 hour ago

Follow @elizapacenewsLike us on Facebook...

Eliza Pace

‘Hazmat incident’ in Millcreek causes road closures and business evacuations

Officials are responding to a hazmat incident in the area of 3900 South and 250 West.

2 hours ago

The huge number of visitors have managers planning changes at Zion National Park...

Eliza Pace

National Parks free to the public on Juneteenth

All National Park sites will offer free admission on June 19 for Juneteenth National Independence Day.

2 hours ago

97 exhibits of evidence were sealed after the Chad Daybell murer trial, but his booking photo was r...

Mary Culbertson

Judge in Chad Daybell case permanently seals 97 evidence exhibits after trial

The judge in Chad Daybell's murder trial ordered that 97 exhibits of evidence be permanently sealed.

2 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for hassle-free computer repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Man Accused Of Murdering Two Teens Ordered To Stand Trial