Being the subject of a police investigation can be a frightening experience, and if charges are filed as a result, the anxiety may only increase. However, legal assistance may be able to help individuals facing allegations for violent crimes or other offenses find the most viable paths for handling their cases. One man in Utah may be hoping to take advantage of such assistance while working on his criminal defense.
It was recently reported that the man had been taken into custody after two individuals were fatally shot. Reportedly, the shooting took place at approximately 6 p.m. at a ranch. Two individuals allegedly witnessed the event and said they saw the 25-year-old man shoot his 45-year-old mother and 23-year-old brother with a rifle. The man reportedly left the scene but later peacefully surrendered to police.
It was unclear what may have lead to the shooting. At the time of the report, authorities had not determined a motive. It was also unclear why the family was at the ranch in the first place. Nonetheless, the man is currently facing charges for aggravated murder and attempted murder, along with two other allegations.
The charges associated with these violent crimes could come with jail time and other serious penalties if a conviction occurs. Therefore, this man will undoubtedly want to ensure that his criminal defense is one with which he is comfortable moving forward. Speaking with an experienced Utah attorney could help the man feel more confident as he makes important decisions pertaining to his criminal case.
Source: fox13now.com, "Mother and son found shot to death in Carbon County, other son arrested", Dora Scheidell, Mark Green and Ashton Edwards, Nov. 2, 2016