(KSL News) -- A judge in Moab today ordered a Colorado man to stand trial for allegedly stabbing a South Dakota tourist in front of a horrifed family of on-lookers.
Graham Austin originally pled guilty to first degree murder just eight days after the killing. But that plea bargain was later withdrawn following criticism that it was a rush to judgment.
In a brief preliminary hearing today a witness said she and her four children saw Austin pull Walter Pratt from his vehicle. She didn't see a knife but she saw Austin make stabbing motions and then throw the body in some bushes.
After he was bound over for trial Austin pled not guilty to all charges.