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Murder Rate Down Significantly in Davis County This Year

Murder Rate Down Significantly in Davis County This Year



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Authorities are hopeful things are back to normal in Davis County after its murder rate jumped significantly last year.

By this time last year Davis County had three murders and three more would occur before the end of the year.

So far this year, the county has only one possible homicide. Assistant Davis County Attorney Steve Major says the county sees an average of two murders a year. He says he hopes there's been a return to normalcy.

Among the murder cases still pending from last year is Jeremy Jacob Hauck, who is accused of killing his mother and putting her body in a freezer.

Angela Ray Andrews' case is also still pending. She is accused of killing her 11-year-old stepdaughter.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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