"Lopez was paroled in March of 2021 and in a few months was again in possession of a firearm, being a Category I restricted person convicted violent felon on parole, which he used to kill an unarmed man who posed no threat to Lopez," the documents say.
"Michael pointed the rifle at (the) neighbor's dog, threatening to shoot it," police documents say. "The neighbor watched from a window as Michael pointed the rifle directly at their house and vehicles passing by."
Utah County Attorney David Leavitt is calling for an outside review of Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith, saying if politics motivated the reexamination of a ritual child abuse case that names Leavitt, the sheriff should resign. Smith refutes the case is politically motivated.