Destiny Norton's father faces drug, weapon charges

Destiny Norton's father faces drug, weapon charges

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WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- The father of a 5-year-old girl who was murdered three years ago is facing drug and weapons charges.

Rickey Lee Norton was charged in 3rd District Court Friday with a count of possession with intent to distribute; a count of purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person; and three counts of endangerment of a child. All are third-degree felonies.

The 33-year-old was arrested Sept. 8 in West Jordan. Charges allege police found marijuana and a loaded handgun in his home and that there were three children under the age of 6 inside.

His daughter, Destiny Norton, was missing for eight days in 2006 before police found her body stuffed in a plastic storage box in neighbor Craig Gregerson's cellar. Gregerson pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing the girl. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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