3rd District Court

The attorney for a former Summit County victim’s advocate, charge with misusing public monies, is asking for the case to be moved to another venue in Salt Lake County.

Defense Attorney Gail Laser made her arguments in Third District Court Monday, with the prosecutor, from the Utah Attorney general’s office, agreeing to the request.

Judge Patrick Corum said he will take the arguments under advisement and rule on Thursday.

Two recent Park City High School graduates have entered Pleas in Abeyance, after they were charged with harassing a student this spring in a weight-lifting class.

Carter Noah Hall and Joseph Harper Lukrich, both 18-years-old, entered the agreements, with them pleading guilty to a reduced charge, in separate hearings in Third District Court on Monday.

A Basin resident agreed to a plea in abeyance in Third District Court on Monday. This happened about six-months after he was charged with dispensing marijuana to teenagers at a party. The county also alleged that 45-year-old Adam David Childers instructed, or threatened, some of the group to conceal the crime from police.

The prosecution alleged that in December, Childers hosted a party in his Trailside-area residence, including six youngsters, who were 14 or 15 years old. The charges say he provided marijuana and encouraged the teens to smoke it.

A recent Park City High School graduate – one of three charged with harassing another student in a weight-lifting class—has entered a guilty plea, in abeyance, in exchange for a reduced charge.

The defendant, 18-year-old Bernhardt Pederson, entered the plea in Third District Court Monday morning.

Under the plea agreement, Pederson is pleading to one count of Disorderly Conduct, a Class B Misdemeanor. He was originally charged with Sexual Battery.

Motion is Denied in Henfling Murder Verdict

Dec 6, 2017
KPCW

Summit County Third District Court judge, Kent Holmberg denied a motion to put aside the guilty verdict for the murder of Jose Fernandez, the Park City bartender who was shot and killed in his home last February.  Carolyn Murray has this: