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Two to Stand Trial for South Salt Lake Shootings

Two to Stand Trial for South Salt Lake Shootings



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two men will stand trial for an April shooting in South Salt Lake that left one man dead and two women injured when a drug deal went south.

Third District Judge Lee Dever yesterday ordered Jason Kyle Clark to trial on aggravated murder charges. Daniel Paul Blankenship will stand trial for murder.

Two to Stand Trial for South Salt Lake Shootings

Dever made his decision based on testimony from the two injured women, Audra Snider-Gerdin and Debra Lindner. Kevin Brent Kone, 50, was killed in the April 29 incident.

Snider-Gerdin says Blankenship came to her house to settle a drug deal. Clark and an unidentified man arrived minutes later, asking about the son of an acquaintance who had been the victim of a beating.

She says the men were angry and held her, Linder and Kone at gunpoint, finally shooting them after Kone stood up to the men. Snider-Gerdin's service dog was also shot and killed.

No trial dates are set.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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

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