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Man Will Take Plea Deal in Murder Trial

Man Will Take Plea Deal in Murder Trial



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors will drop three felony charges in exchange for a guilty plea from a man they say shot and killed a teenager in a Murray Park.

Brian Bocephus Baker of Salt Lake City will plead guilty to one count of first-degree felony murder for the Aug. 6 shooting death of 17-year-old Jesus Izarraras at Walden Park.

Court papers say Izarraras was sitting alone in a car when Baker and others approached him to resolve a dispute. Prosecutors say Baker shot Izarraras multiple times without provocation.

The gun was never recovered. Baker told police he threw it down a storm drain.

A change of plea hearing is set for Nov. 9.

The charges to be dismissed include obstructing justice, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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