Trio accused in drug debt killing sent to trial



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is ordering three men to stand trial for their alleged roles in kidnapping and killing a West Valley City man for a drug debt and abandoning his body near a Utah ski resort.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1j0q4If ) a judge made the decision Wednesday following an evidentiary hearing where a survivor of the kidnapping recounted how he and the victim, Cleat Knight, were tied up and blindfolded on Nov. 23, 2013.

Andrew Beck says they were held at gunpoint and questioned about stealing drugs and money. Beck says Knight was shot and left to die near Snowbasin ski resort.

The suspects are facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, criminal homicide and obstruction of justice. They are 35-year-old Christopher Leech, 42-year-old Viliamu Seumanu and 42-year-old Theron Myore.

They have not entered pleas.

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