Woman Re-Sentenced In Connection With Sheriff Deputy’s Murder In 2014
Jun 22, 2021, 2:10 PM | Updated: 3:07 pm
(PHOTO: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY – Meagan Grunwald was a teenager when she was initially sentenced to 30 years to life in prison in connection to the murder of Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride in 2014.
A judge re-sentenced her Monday to 30 years in prison.
In 2020, the Utah Supreme Court overturned Grunwald’s conviction, which found her equally liable for Wride’s death, because of faulty jury instructions in the first trial.
Grunwald took a plea deal, instead of opting for a new trial. She admitted to lesser charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault on a peace officer.
In 2014, her then-boyfriend fatally shot Wride out the window of the car that she was driving, following a traffic stop in Eagle Mountain. Another Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and wounded after a car chase.
Police later shot and killed Grunwald’s boyfriend.