Man sentenced to prison in 1990 Holladay slaying

Man sentenced to prison in 1990 Holladay slaying

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a man in 1990 has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Bernard Fred Rigby was sentenced last week in 3rd District Court. The 65-year-old man pleaded guilty in July to manslaughter, a second-degree felony.

Man sentenced to prison in 1990 Holladay slaying

Prosecutors have said Rigby killed 47-year-old Gary Feltch in 1990 in Holladay with a sawed-off shotgun. They say Rigby considered Feltch a romantic rival for a woman.

The case was unsolved for years. It was reopened and Rigby was charged in 2007.

At his sentencing Rigby denied he ever shot anyone. Defense attorney Wes Howard says Rigby entered an Alford plea. That means Rigby didn't admit guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to get a conviction.


Information from: Deseret News

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