DA to seek death penalty in Midvale triple killing

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 3:11 p.m.



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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County's top prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a 26-year-old man accused of killing three people at a Midvale home last year.

District Attorney Sim Gill announced Friday that he'd seek capital punishment against David Fresques, who's accused of aggravated murder in the deaths of 35-year-old Omar Jarman, 34-year-old Shontay Young and 26-year-old Danielle Lucero.

Fresques also faces an attempted aggravated murder charge after another woman, Vickie Myers, survived the shooting.

Police say Fresques went from room to room in a killing spree on Feb 12, 2013.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a motive was unclear even after a preliminary hearing, although witnesses suggested he may have thought Jarman was a snitch and disliked Young because she was black.

A four-week trial is set for March 2015.

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