Woman Re-Sentenced In Connection With Sheriff Deputy’s Murder In 2014

Jun 22, 2021, 2:10 PM | Updated: 3:07 pm

Defense attorney Dean Zabriskie and his client Meagan Grunwald walk back to their table during a sh...

Defense attorney Dean Zabriskie and his client Meagan Grunwald walk back to their table during a short recess in Grunwald's trial in Provo on May 7, 2015. Grunwald was convicted of aggravated murder and other charges as an accomplice in the 2014 shooting that killed Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride and injured deputy Greg Sherwood. (PHOTO: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(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. 

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Woman Re-Sentenced In Connection With Sheriff Deputy’s Murder In 2014