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When Cold Cases Get Hot

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Almost 30 years ago, Ogden was a different place. For one thing, prior to March of 1983, Rebecca Lemberger was still alive. After March 2, Rebecca was dead, found by classmates wrapped in a blanket, under a mattress in a shed near the elementary school she attended. She had been raped, her head smashed by a rock. Rebecca was 11. Read More

No Statute of Limitations in Homicide Cases

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Civil lawsuits and criminal charges must be brought within a specified period of time, known as the statute of limitations. It is best to prosecute cases when the evidence is fresh, especially witness testimony. In Utah, the statute of limitations for misdemeanors is two years, and criminal charges range from two to four years. However, as in other states, capital murder, manslaughter, and some other felony crimes are exempt from any statute of limitations Read More

In the News: Kids Who Kill

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It has been observed that the apple never falls far from the tree. It has also been observed (by a respected criminology professor in an October 30 article by the Associated Press) that children age 10 and under rarely kill their parents. And there you have the beginnings of the defense to be made for a 12-year-old California boy who has been charged with murdering his neo-Nazi father two years ago. Read More