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Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man.

The Standard-Examiner reports Weber County residents Cory Michael Fitzwater and Dalton James Aiken each are charged with one count of murder and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

The two appeared in court Wednesday after the body of 28-year-old Brian Racine was discovered Aug. 16 at a transient camp in Ogden.

Investigators found that Racine had apparently died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The two were later accused of killing Racine and indicted in district court.

Both Aiken and Fitzwater declined to testify Wednesday.

The trials for both Fitzwater and Aiken are set to begin June 4. Their next court appearances are scheduled for Dec. 17.

The men are being held without bail at the Weber County Jail.


Information from: Standard-Examiner,

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