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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for the family of a black man who was fatally shot by Utah police says he is going to ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting and reports of racial discrimination. Twenty-two-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed on Sept. 10. His family says he was shot because he was black. Authorities say race played no role.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. Martin MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub in 2007. MacNeill has maintained his innocence, and his attorney has said an appeal is likely.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered to show their opposition to acceptance of gay marriage at a rally Thursday at the Utah Capitol. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that supporters of heterosexual marriage held signs declaring "two moms don't equal a dad." A federal judge overturned Utah's same-sex gay marriage ban in December, and an appeals court upheld that ruling.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents during a cattle roundup in April now says he's seen no proof that his cow caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for her injuries. Rancher Cliven Bundy said yesterday he never saw the carcass of the cow killed in the April 14 crash that led to Danielle Marie Beck's lawsuit.
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