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Man charged in deaths of 2 in Weber County home

Man charged in deaths of 2 in Weber County home



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A man has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of a mother and son whose bodies were found in a Weber County mobile home.

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith says 33-year-old Jeremy Valdes also faces two counts of abuse or desecration of a human body, a count of obstructing justice and a count of unauthorized control of a motor vehicle. All are felonies.

The bodies of 56-year-old Pamela Knight Jeffries and her son, 30-year-old Matthew Roddy, were found Monday hidden inside the mobile home.

Man charged in deaths of 2 in Weber County home

Officers entered the home using a search warrant after neighbors became concerned because they hadn't seen the two for several days.

Roy police have said Jeffries died from blunt-force trauma and may have been strangled and that Roddy was stabbed. Officials say the two were killed Nov. 25.

Also charged in the case is 26-year-old Miranda Mandy Statler. She faces two counts of abuse or desecration of a human body, a count of obstructing justice, a count of unauthorized control of a motor vehicle and a count of unlawful acquisition or possession of a financial transaction card. All are felonies.

The two are due in court on Monday in 2nd District Court.

Court records did not list attorneys for Valdes or Statler. The Weber County Jail said Friday it doesn't take messages for inmates.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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