New details emerge about protective order against Mia Bailey, charged with killing her parents

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SALT LAKE CITY — KSL's Investigators have obtained exclusive new details on a protective order filed against Mia Bailey, the 28-year-old accused of murdering her parents last month in St. George.

Bailey's family members told police "they were afraid of Mia," according to arresting documents.

Those concerns seem to have been boiling for months prior to the June 18 killings, according to information obtained from the court hearings related to the protective order.

Fifth District Judge John J. Walton signed an initial, temporary, protective order against Mia Bailey on July 18, 2023. The protective order was petitioned by Mia Bailey's brother, Coryson David Bailey.

Mia Bailey, 28, legally had her name and gender changed last year in 5th District Court from Collin Troy Bailey.

The details of the protective order are confidential, but KSL uncovered the audio from three court hearings held in the case in August and October.

During the Aug. 2 initial hearing for a permanent protective order, Mia Bailey told the judge she disagreed with the allegations and requested a hearing which was set for Aug. 16.

On Aug. 16, Coryson Bailey's attorney, Shawn McGinnis, asked for a continuance per Mia Bailey's request as she had hired an attorney.

McGinnis also told the judge that Coryson Bailey wanted to change the temporary protective order to assign their mother, Gail Bailey, to serve as an intermediary.

"His mom's, you know, kind of stuck in this hard spot of not being able to see either one. My client is fine with if we can … set mom up as an intermediary to possibly schedule appointments if Collin wants to come home for Sunday dinner," McGinnis told the judge during the Aug. 16 hearing.

According to McGinnis, Coryson Bailey was living at home with his parents in St. George and proposed leaving so that Mia Bailey could visit.


By the following hearing, held on Oct. 11, both sides agreed to work things out through a "personal conduct agreement" and Coryson Bailey's attorney moved to dismiss the case without prejudice, meaning it could be revisited at a later time.

Ten months later, on June 18, Mia Bailey is accused of entering her parents' home "without permission" and brutally shooting and killing her parents.

According to arresting documents, Mia Bailey "returned to her father who was laying on the ground and shot him one more time in the head to make sure he was dead." Then, she "walked back over to her mother," and shot her again "in the head to make sure she was dead."

Mia Bailey is also accused of shooting into a bedroom where she believed her brother and his wife were hiding.

Mia Bailey faces 11 charges, including two counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and felony discharge of a firearm.

During questioning, police said Mia Bailey showed no "remorse for her actions" and told detectives she "hated" her parents and "would do it again."

Mia Bailey is due back in court Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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Garna Mejia
Garna Mejia is a reporter for KSL-TV
Daniella Rivera
Daniella Rivera joined the KSL team in September 2021. She’s an investigative journalist with a passion for serving the public through seeking and reporting truth.


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