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Utah prison to name building for slain officer

Utah prison to name building for slain officer

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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- The Utah State Prison in Draper will rename the warden's building for Stephen Anderson, a guard who was killed by an inmate last year.

Prison spokeswoman Angie Welling says the state building board approved a request Wednesday to rename the building that holds administrative offices. A ceremony will be held in about six weeks.

A year ago Wednesday, Anderson was shot and killed with his own gun while accompanying a prisoner to a medical appointment at the University of Utah.

Curtis Allgier fled the clinic but was captured at a fast-food restaurant.

The 28-year-old Allgier has been charged with murder and could get the death penalty if convicted. A hearing to determine if he will face trial is set for July 11.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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