UT man sentenced for stabbing death outside church

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 7:01 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 20-year-old man has sentenced to serve up to 25 years in prison for stabbing a man to death outside a Mormon church in Holladay.

Third District Judge Deno Himonas imposed the sentence Friday on Talon Hamann for the August 2012 death of 25-year-old Michael Workman.

Hamann was sentenced to serve consecutive prison terms following his July conviction by a jury of manslaughter, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

He stabbed Workman eight times after leaving a friend's house and left him outside the church.

Himonas criticized Hamann for leaving Workman to die and trying to cover it up.

Workman's family disputed statements during the trial that Hamann confronted Workman in defense of a woman who said Workman had assaulted her, and that Workman had been belligerent with Hamann.

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